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Edmund Burke : the first conservative

Author: Jesse Norman
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Edmund Burke is both the greatest and the most underrated political thinker of the past three hundred years. A brilliant 18th-century Irish philosopher and statesman, Burke was a fierce champion of human rights and the Anglo-American constitutional tradition, and a lifelong campaigner against arbitrary power. Once revered by an array of great Americans including Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Norman, Jesse.
Edmund Burke.
New York : Basic Books c2013
(DLC) 2013935334
(OCoLC)811598750
Named Person: Edmund Burke; Edmund Burke
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jesse Norman
ISBN: 9780465044948 0465044948 9781306835435 1306835437
OCLC Number: 852158349
Description: 1 online resource (325 pages) : illustrations portraits, maps
Contents: Part 1. Life. An Irishman abroad, 1730-1759 ; In and out of power, 1759-1774 ; Ireland, America and King Mob, 1774-1780 ; India, economical reform and the King's madness, 1780-1789 ; Reflecting on revolution, 1789-1797 --
Part 2. Thought. Reputation, reason and the enlightenment project ; The social self ; Forging modern politics ; The rise of liberal individualism ; The recovery of value --
Conclusion: Burke today.
Responsibility: Jesse Norman.

Abstract:

Edmund Burke is both the greatest and the most underrated political thinker of the past three hundred years. A brilliant 18th-century Irish philosopher and statesman, Burke was a fierce champion of human rights and the Anglo-American constitutional tradition, and a lifelong campaigner against arbitrary power. Once revered by an array of great Americans including Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, Burke has been almost forgotten in recent years. But as politician and political philosopher Jesse Norman argues in this penetrating biography, we cannot understand modern politi.

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