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A pamphleteer is a historical term for someone who distributes pamphlets in order to get people to vote for their favourite politician or to articulate a particular political ideology. A famous pamphleteer of the American Revolutionary War was Thomas Paine. Today a phampleteer might communicate his missives by way of weblog, but before the advent of telecommunications, those with access to a printing press and a supply of paper used as a means of mass communications outside of newspapers or full-fledged books.

See also: broadside, ephemera, manuscript

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A company called "Pamphleteers" was the original publisher of Ayn Rand's book, "Anthem", in 1946.