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The Enduring Edmund Burke: Bicentennial Essays

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781882926169
  • Publisher: ISI Books
  • Publication date: 9/4/1997
  • Pages: 221
  • Lexile: 1540L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.37 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 5
Editor's Preface 9
A Note on References 10
Introduction: Principles and Circumstances 11
Edmund Burke and British Views of the American Revolution: A Conflict over Rights of Sovereignty 24
Burke and India 39
Rereading the French Revolution: Burke and the Paradoxes of History 48
Burke's Irish Views and Writings 62
Edmund Burke and the Conservative Party in the Nineteenth Century 76
The Influence of Burke's Writings in Post-Revolutionary France 85
'Setting People on Thinking': Burke's Legacy in the Debate on Irish Affairs 94
The Political Economy of Edmund Burke 104
Edmund Burke's Philosophy of Rights 115
An Empire of Peoples: Burke, Government and National Character 128
The Relevance of Edmund Burke 143
Edmund Burke and the Politicians 152
Burke after the Cold War: Bourgeois Triumphalist or Cassandra? 159
Edmund Burke and the British Constitution 170
Edmund Burke and New Labour 179
Edmund Burke and Modern British Conservatism 189
Edmund Burke and Contemporary American Conservatism 198
Contributors 213
Index 217
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