Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches

Edmund Burke

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Paperback  •  1999  •  $24.99
ISBN: 978-0-89526-407-7

In this book, the most comprehensive Burke anthology available, Peter J. Stanlis, distinguished professor of humanities emeritus at Rockford College, has collected all the most important works and speeches of Edmund Burke (1729-1797), British statesman and political philosopher, and, with due care to preserve the beauty of Burke’s prose, edited them down to their essentials. Here you can find–to name but a few topics covered–Burke’s defense of the American colonists, his advocacy of secure property rights, his love of Christianity and Europe’s moral tradition, and his impassioned jeremiad against that orgy of destruction, the French Revolution.

Stanlis’s general introduction gives important insight into Burke’s early life, education, professional training, literary and political career, prose style, political philosophy, and more. This book is the quintessential Burke reader.

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