This was another 'on the edge of my seat' seminar with Rick Bell. Throughout my childhood I drove past Tom Paine's cottage in New Rochelle regularly and never really knew what it was. Now I know not only what was brilliant and tragic about Tom Paine but why it matters to this country's history, and the many ways Paine shaped the formation of this country even into the 20th C.
I think Dr. Bell should produce a documentary of Thomas Paine. Paine's story is totally compelling and probably not known to very many Americans, and Dr. Bell's presentation was beyond excellent. I thought I knew something about Paine but apparently skipped school on Paine day. Can not get story out of my mind. Fascinating. Thank you Dr. Bell.
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Fascinating. So much of what Richard Bell talked about was new to me. I ve been hoping to find time to refresh my memory and RELEARN American history Richard Bell is exactly what i need . I certainly can say I never has as exhilarating a teacher in high school or professor in college. Love learning with Richard Bell.
Its a treat!
I only knew Tom Paine as the writer of Common Sense, but Dr. Bell gave us the context of his background and personality. I learned a lot about why I only knew him for Common Sense when he seemed to be such a gifted individual.