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Reflections on the Revolution in France - Edmund Burke, L.G. Mitchell
Reflections on the Revolution in France
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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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780192839787 (0192839780)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 352
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
Monkeypanic
Monkeypanic rated it
1.0 You say you want a [book on] Revolution?
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...
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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