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Burke, Paine, and the language of assignats

Furniss, Thomas (1989) Burke, Paine, and the language of assignats. Yearbook of English Studies, 19. pp. 54-70. ISSN 0306-2473

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Abstract

I argue that the implicit relationship, in Wealth of Nations, between the new economics and a 'violent' rhetorical practice and theory - together with the ambivalent attitude towards new practices which at once augment and threaten 'real' wealth or 'real' meaning - forms one of the major sites of struggle between Burke and Paine at a critical juncture in the transition from agrarian to bourgeois capitalism.