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Reflections on the Revolution in France - Edmund Burke, Conor Cruise O'Brien
Reflections on the Revolution in France
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Published in 1790, two years before the start of the Terror, this work offered a remarkably prescient view of the chaos that lay ahead. It articulates a defense of property, religion, and traditional values.
Published in 1790, two years before the start of the Terror, this work offered a remarkably prescient view of the chaos that lay ahead. It articulates a defense of property, religion, and traditional values.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140432046 (0140432043)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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markk
markk rated it
1.5 A prescient critique built on a shaky foundation
This is a work which I had long planned to read for two reasons. The first was its historic importance, as Burke's book has long been held up as an important early critique of the then-ongoing French Revolution. The other was its citation as an ur-text of modern Anglo-American conservatism, one of t...
Edward
Edward rated it
3.0 Reflections on the Revolution in France
AcknowledgementsIntroductionBurke's Prefatory Note--Reflections on the Revolution in FranceNotesBibliographical NoteCurriculum Vitae of Edmund Burke
sologdin
sologdin rated it
A turgid, incoherent, mean-spirited confusion of barely readable proto-teabaggery and ancient dogmatic douchebaggery. Written in the form of a letter to a Frenchman, without captions or other markers of manifest internal organization. Best part of this volume is the academic's lengthy introduction...
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