Does anyone know anything about this? We were discussing it in history today for our drill question (which is always taken from an AP test). The question was: Common Sense by Thomas Paine is considered a most effective: a. Logical Argument for independence b. Propaganda Work for independence We had it between these two answers. I chose a, but the answer was b. I still don't understand why it's not a logical argument. She said it suggested a clean break from Britain that would be quick. Since the U.S. was so attached to Britain at that time, she said it would be illogical. But in the textbook, it said Paine talked about how the U.S. kept going back to Britain despite all of the taxes and mistreatment. Part of Common Sense she gave to us said that America's economy was continuously ruined because of involvement in European wars, and that their connections harmed the country as a whole. I don't understand why his suggestion of a break from Britain would not be a logical argument. If America continued to go back to Britain and have their country ruined, while would it be illogical to want to break from it?