IBNA- Pamphlet series 'The American Crisis' aka ‘The Crisis' (1776) by English-born American political activist and philosopher Thomas Paine which features his views on freedom has been published in Persian.
Paine who was also a political theorist and revolutionary is dubbed a father of The Constitution of the United States of America. 'The Crisis' has been translated into Persian by Ramin Mostaghim and has been released by Roshangaran va Motale’at Zanan (Enlighteners and Women's Studies) Publishing in 94 pages.
The work contains a total of sixteen pamphlets. Thirteen pamphlets were published on 1776 to 1777, and then the three added pamphlets published between 1777 to 1783. The first pamphlets were published in Pennsylvania Journal.
Written during the American Revolutionary War, 'The Crisis' an incredibly sought after, a well-liked and successful pamphlet which insists and fights for Independence from England. The collection of essays amounted to Paine’s continuing support for an independent and self-governing America through the many serious crises of the Revolutionary War. General Washington has read the first essay and he found it very encouraging, that he ordered the troops at Valley Forge to also read it.
The opening lines of the work are as follows: “These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”
The compilation made a positive impact on the people of America, and Paine’s writing was known for "recognizing the emotional needs of his audience." His main purpose for writing ‘The American Crisis’ was to wrap people in the comfort of time, which was something that panic and confusion had robbed them of.