Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Shakira Digs Paine

I always knew we were kindred spirits.

Latina brings us word that Paine's Common Sense is at the top of Shakira's reading list. Perhaps his revolutionary fire will light a passion in her and we will be wearing Shakira t-shirts in lieu of the traditional Che Guevara brand.

“Right now I am into the Founding Fathers — a brave group of people who understood the value of a fundamental concept for mankind: liberty. I’m reading a biography of Thomas Jefferson. My next book is Common Sense, by Thomas Paine. It is already on my nightstand, waiting its turn,” she says in the article. It’s not really light fare but any interest in joining an unofficial Shakira book club? I hear Paine’s political pamphlet, which instigated the revolution, was a bestseller when it was originally published in 1776. Think about it.

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