Reflections on the Revolution in France
This new and up-to-date edition of a book that has been central to political philosophy, history, and revolutionary thought for two hundred years offers readers a dire warning of the consequences that follow the mismanagement of change. Written for a generation presented with challenges of... show more
This new and up-to-date edition of a book that has been central to political philosophy, history, and revolutionary thought for two hundred years offers readers a dire warning of the consequences that follow the mismanagement of change. Written for a generation presented with challenges of terrible proportions--the Industrial, American, and French Revolutions, to name the most obvious--Burke's Reflections of the Revolution in France displays an acute awareness of how high political stakes can be, as well as a keen ability to set contemporary problems within a wider context of political theory.
Publish date: November 11th 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Political Science
, European History
, 18th Century
, French Revolution
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...
AcknowledgementsIntroductionBurke's Prefatory Note--Reflections on the Revolution in FranceNotesBibliographical NoteCurriculum Vitae of Edmund Burke
I gave it my best. I really tried... got 60 pages in and looked ahead, to realize it wasn't going to get any better. Short encapsulation: Burke was a monarchist who made his living kissing the asses of the British nobility. His "reflections" on the French Revolution consist of dismissing any and all...
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...