Reflections on the Revolution in France

Reflections on the Revolution in France

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Edmund Burke was the dominant political thinker of the last quarter of the 18th century in England. His reputation depends less on his role as a practising politician than on his ability to set contemporary problems within a wider context of political theory. Above all, he commented on change. He tried to teach lessons about how change should be managed, what limits should not be transgressed, and what should be reverently preserved. Burke's generation was much in need of advice on these matters. The Industrial Revolution, the American Revolution, and catastrophically, the French Revolution presented challenges of terrible proportions. They could promise paradise or threaten anarchy. Burke was acutely aware of how high the stakes were. The "Reflections on the Revolution in France" was a dire warning of the consequences that would follow the mismanagement of more

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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 116 x 186 x 20mm | 181.44g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192818449
  • 9780192818447

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Note on the text; a chronology of Edmund Burke; reflections on the revolution in France. Appendix - letter to a member of the National Assembly; explanatory more

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