D2. "Common Sense" Reforms

  • 03/23/2020
  • 04/20/2020
  • 5 sessions
  • 03/23/2020, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • 03/30/2020, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • 04/06/2020, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • 04/13/2020, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • 04/20/2020, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • AC – Plourde Rec Center Conference Room
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In 1776, Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense inspired colonists to revolt against the British Monarchy and establish a new and independent country. The original pamphlet (https://archive.org/details/commonsense00painrich) is often called “the most influential political tract of all time.” In this course, we will seek to understand the principles of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense and how they apply to today.

INSTRUCTORJean Sifleet is a retired attorney and CPA. During her business career of over 40 years, she worked in a variety of management, consulting and private practice roles. She taught business and intellectual property law. In retirement, Jean has served as an Access to Justice Fellow and worked with the Mass Law Reform Institute on immigration policy and reform initiatives.

OPTIONAL READING:  21st Century Common Sense: A Bold Reform Agenda for Our Broken, Gridlocked, Dysfunctional, and Boring Politics.  Bob Spear, Carrie Tazbir. ISBN: 9781733097611

Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)
Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609

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