The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

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Cosimo, Inc., 2008 M01 1 - 508 pages
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This 12-volume set contains the complete life works of EDMUND BURKE (1729-1797), Irish political writer and statesman. Educated at a Quaker boarding school and at Trinity College in Dublin, Burke's eloquence gained him a high position in Britain's Whig party, and he was active in public life. He supported limitations on the power of the monarch and believed that the British people should have a greater say in their government. In general, Burke spoke out against the persecutions perpetuated by the British Empire on its colonies, including America, Ireland, and India. Burke's speeches and writings influenced the great thinkers of his day, including America's Founding Fathers. In Volume IV, readers will find: . "Letter in Answer to Some Objections to His Book on French Affairs" . "Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs" . "Letter to a Peer of Ireland on the Penal Laws Against Irish Catholics" . "Letter to Sir Hercules Langrishe, On the Subject of the Roman Catholics of Ireland" . "Hunts for a Memorial to be Delivered to Monsieur De M.M." . "Thoughts on French Affairs" . "Heads for Consideration on the Present State of Affairs" . "Remarks on the Policy of the Allies With Respect to France"

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Thoughts on the Revolution in France is supposedly a seminal text of political conservatism. It's also bloody hard to read too. Read full review

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Born in Ireland in 1729, Edmund Burke was an English statesman, author, and orator who is best remembered as a formidable advocate for those who were victims of injustice. He was the son of a Dublin lawyer and had also trained to practice law. In the 1760s, Burke was elected to the House of Commons from the Whig party. Burke spent most of his career in Parliament as a member of the Royal Opposition, who was not afraid of controversy, as shown by his support for the American Revolution and for Irish/Catholic rights. His best-known work is Reflections on the French Revolution (1790). Some other notable works are On Conciliation with the American Colonies (1775) and Impeachment of Warren Hastings (1788). Edmund Burke died in 1797.

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