Edmund Burke The First Conservative
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Description: Edmund Burke is the greatest and perhaps also the most underrated political thinker of the past three hundred years. A brilliant 18th century political theorist, philosopher, and statesman, Burke was a fierce champion of human rights and the Anglo-American constitutional tradition, and a lifelong campaigner against arbitrary power. Burke’s enormous importance has been largely forgotten in recent years, but as Jesse Norman, MP and scholar of political theory, argues in this penetrating biography, we cannot understand modern politics without him. Burke offered a compelling critique of liberal individualism, and laid the groundwork for contemporary conservatism by putting forth a vision of society based not on a self-interested agreement among individuals, but rather on an enduring covenant between generations.InEdmund Burke, Norman explores Burke’s convictions about community, inherited institutions, and civic virtue, showing how his analytical mind and his deep capacity for empathy made Burke such a vital thinkerboth for his own age, and for ours.
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Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 5/21/2013
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|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|
|Reputation, Reason and the Enlightenment Project|
|The Social Self|
|Forging Modem Politics|
|The Rise of Liberal Individualism|
|The Recovery of Value|
|Conclusion: Burke Today|