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Written at a time when most of Europe supported the French Revolution, Edmund Burke s prescient and, at the time, controversial denunciation of its mob rule predicted the Terror, began the modern conservative tradition and still serves as a warning to those who seek to reshape societies through violence. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
This abridgement of Reflections on the Revolution in France preserves the dynamism of Edmund Burke's polemic while excising a number of detail-laden passages that are of less interest to modern readers. Brian R. Clack's introduction offers a compelling overview of the text and explores the consistency and coherence of Burke's views.
Statesman and author, Edmund Burke was sympathetic to the American colonies and the Irish Catholics, but a fervent enemy of the French Revolution. This anthology presents selections from Burke's writings and speeches, including the celebrated "Reflections on the French Revolution."
Conservative Edmund Burke (1729-1777) was a British statesman, orator, and political writer. This comprehensive anthology provides authoritative insight into Burke's political life and philosophy. Editor Peter Stanlis incorporates all of Burke's essential writings and speeches from the decade before he entered politics until just before his death.
The French Revolution is a defining moment in world history and has usually been first approached by English-speaking readers through the picture painted of it by Edmund Burke. This text is a classic work in a range of fields from history through political science to literature,