The Best of Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke (Conservative Leadership Series)

The Best of Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke (Conservative Leadership Series)

  • ISBN-13: 9780895263988
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No conservative library is complete without the thought of Edmund Burke, the founder of modern conservatism. This is the most comprehensive anthology of his works and speeches. Peter J. Stanlis, professor of humanities emeritus at Rockford College, has taken care to preserve the beauty of Burke's prose while selecting the most essential passages from his numerous writings. Included are:Burke's defense of the American colonistsHis advocacy of secure property rightsHis love of Christianity and Europe's moral traditionHis impassioned jeremiad against the destruction wrought by the French RevolutionStanlis's introduction gives important insight into Burke's early life, education, professional training, literary and political career, prose style, political philosophy, and more.

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