Thomas Paine was one of history’s most important political propagandists in terms of human rights. His works inspired the American and French revolutions. See Thomas Paine’s Common Sense (pamphlet) 1776 and the Rights of Man 1792.

What is Reason?

Reason is the application of “pure logic”, empirical evidence, experiment, and skepticism to find truths, facts, and theories (AKA “critical thinking”).