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The Best of Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

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Publisher Comments:

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:

  • Burke's defense of the American colonists
  • His advocacy of secure property rights
  • His love of Christianity and Europe's moral tradition
  • His impassioned jeremiad against the destruction wrought by the French Revolution

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.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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 (1920–2011) 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780895263988
Subtitle:
Selected Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke
Editor:
Stanlis, Peter J.
Editor:
Stanlis, Peter J.
Author:
Stanlis, Peter J.
Author:
Burke, Edmund
Publisher:
Gateway Editions
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Colonies
Subject:
Pclatacal scaence
Subject:
Collections - Single Author/Multiple Formats
Subject:
United States Politics and government 1775-1783.
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Conservative Leadership Series
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19990801
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
702
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.3 in 40.5 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » Conservatism
History and Social Science » Politics » General
Humanities » Philosophy » General

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Product details 702 pages Regnery Publishing - English 9780895263988 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , No conservative library is complete without the thought of Edmund Burke, the founder of modern conservatism.
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