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Reflections on the Revolution in France

Reflections on the Revolution in France

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by Edmund Burke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300099797

ISBN-13: 9780300099799

Pub. Date: 12/10/2003

Publisher: Yale University Press

The book, however, is far more than a supremely eloquent piece of occasional writing. For Burke is without a doubt the foremost conservative British political thinker: in his support for piecemeal reform rather than revolutionary change, in his skeptical belief in expediency and practical wisdom rather than abstract theorizing, in his defence of property, religion and

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The book, however, is far more than a supremely eloquent piece of occasional writing. For Burke is without a doubt the foremost conservative British political thinker: in his support for piecemeal reform rather than revolutionary change, in his skeptical belief in expediency and practical wisdom rather than abstract theorizing, in his defence of property, religion and traditional institutions. On all these topics Burke gave a definitive expression to a set of attitudes still at the heart of today's controversies. And yet Burke was no mere unthinking reactionary, a useful ally in Cold War propaganda; rather, as Conor Cruise O'Brien shows in his brilliant introduction, he was an Irishman with a good deal of sympathy for the ' revolutionary ' Catholic cause - a latent sympathy which, paradoxically, may explain some of the unparelleled power of his great work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300099799
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
12/10/2003
Series:
Rethinking the Western Tradition
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Editor's Preface....................ix
Introduction Edmund Burke: The Political Actor Thinking Frank M. Turner....................xi
Reflections on the Revolution in France Edmund Burke....................3
Rethinking Reflections on the Revolution in France....................211
Edmund Burke: Prophet Against the Tyranny of the Politics of Theory Conor Cruise O'Brien....................213
Edmund Burke and the Literary Cabal: A Tale of Two Enlightenments Darrin M. McMahon....................233
Why American Constitutionalism Worked Jack N. Rakove....................248
Democracy, Social Science, and Rationality: Reflections on Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France Alan Wolfe....................268
Suggested Readings....................291
Glossary-Index....................293

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