Reflections on the Revolution in France (Google eBook)

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Digireads.com Publishing, 2003 - History - 322 pages
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Edmund Burke's "Reflections on the Revolution in France" is considered by many to be a masterpiece of political analysis. In the book, Burke presents the points with which he disagrees with the members of the National Assembly who were responsible for the French Revolution. Originally written as a letter in response to a young Parisian and later expanded upon and published in book format, "Reflections on the Revolution in France" presents a compelling rationale against the war.
  

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User Review  - Wojciech - Goodreads

A little bit slow on the start, but after you get through Burke's description of the English political clubs of his time (about 30 pages), he delivers blow after blow to the theoretical foundations ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bruce - Goodreads

In this masterful argument, written in 1790 to a (hypothetical?) French correspondent during the years of the French Revolution, Edmund Burke emphasizes the need for continuity and precedent, not ... Read full review

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Born in Ireland in 1729, Edmund Burke was an English statesman, author, and orator who is best remembered as a formidable advocate for those who were victims of injustice. He was the son of a Dublin lawyer and had also trained to practice law. In the 1760s, Burke was elected to the House of Commons from the Whig party. Burke spent most of his career in Parliament as a member of the Royal Opposition, who was not afraid of controversy, as shown by his support for the American Revolution and for Irish/Catholic rights. His best-known work is Reflections on the French Revolution (1790). Some other notable works are On Conciliation with the American Colonies (1775) and Impeachment of Warren Hastings (1788). Edmund Burke died in 1797.

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