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The Best of Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burkeby Edmund Burke
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No conservative library is complete without the thought of Edmund Burke, the founder of modern conservatism. This is the most comprehensive anthology of his works and speeches. Peter J. Stanlis, professor of humanities emeritus at Rockford College, has taken care to preserve the beauty of Burke's prose while selecting the most essential passages from his numerous writings. Included are:
Stanlis's introduction gives important insight into Burke's early life, education, professional training, literary and political career, prose style, political philosophy, and more.
Book News Annotation:
A specialist in the conservative Anglo-Irish political philosopher Burke (1729-97), Stanlis (Rockford College) compiles what he considers a representative sample of his writing, presenting whole pieces whenever possible. He ranges through his whole career, but emphasizes early work that has received less attention, including selections from An Abridgement of English History and early book reviews in the Annual Register. He does not provide an index. The 1963 edition was paper bound.
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No conservative library is complete without the thought of Edmund Burke, the founder of modern conservatism. And there is no better anthology of Edmund Burke's thought than The Best of Burke — the quintessential Burke reader.
From Burke's earliest works, to his thoughts on America and the British Empire, Ireland and Catholic Emancipation, and the French Revolution, The Best of Burke includes the most poignant and profound of Burke's political philosophy. For well-read conservatives, this is one of the few books that can truly be called essential.
The Best of Burke is Volume I in the Conservative Leadership Series by Regnery Publishing.
No conservative library is complete without the thought of Edmund Burke, the founder of modern conservatism.
About the Author
Edmund Burke (1729-1797) was a British statesman and political philosopher best known for his support of the American Revolution and denouncement of the French Revolution. Burke's work has become essential to understanding the early development of the United States. He is also considered the philosophical founder of modern conservatism.
Peter J. Stanlis (19202011) was Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Emeritus, at Rockford College and a world authority on Edmund Burke. He wrote several books about Burke, including Edmund Burke and the Natural Law which included an introduction by longtime friend and leading figure in the philosophical development of conservatism, Russell Kirk, who is most famous for The Conservative Mind. Stanlis was appointed to the National Council on the Humanities by President Reagan in 1982.
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