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The Resource Edmund Burke : the first conservative, Jesse Norman

Edmund Burke : the first conservative, Jesse Norman

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Edmund Burke : the first conservative
Title
Edmund Burke
Title remainder
the first conservative
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Jesse Norman
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Examines the life of the great Irish philosopher, statesman, and political thinker, who supported abolition, free markets, and Catholic equality in Ireland in the eighteenth century, while warning of the dangers of a corporate state.--
  • "Edmund Burke is both the greatest and the most underrated political thinker of the past three hundred years. A brilliant 18th-century Irish philosopher and statesman, Burke was a fierce champion of human rights and the Anglo-American constitutional tradition, and a lifelong campaigner against arbitrary power. Revered by great Americans including Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, Burke has been almost forgotten in recent years. But as politician and political philosopher Jesse Norman argues in this penetrating biography, we cannot understand modern politics without him. As Norman reveals, Burke was often ahead of his time, anticipating the abolition of slavery and arguing for free markets, equality for Catholics in Ireland, and responsible government in India, among many other things. He was not always popular in his own lifetime, but his ideas about power, community, and civic virtue have endured long past his death. Indeed, Burke engaged with many of the same issues politicians face today, including the rise of ideological extremism, the loss of social cohesion, the dangers of the corporate state, and the effects of revolution on societies. He offers us now a compelling critique of liberal individualism, and a vision of society based not on a self-interested agreement among individuals, but rather on an enduring covenant between generations. Burke won admirers in the American colonies for recognizing their fierce spirit of liberty and for speaking out against British oppression, but his greatest triumph was seeing through the utopian aura of the French Revolution. In repudiating that revolution, Burke laid the basis for much of the robust conservative ideology that remains with us to this day: one that is adaptable and forward-thinking, but also mindful of the debt we owe to past generations and our duty to preserve and uphold the institutions we have inherited. He is the first conservative."--
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individual biography
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Norman, Jesse
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Burke, Edmund
  • Statesmen
  • Political scientists
  • Orators
  • Great Britain
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Edmund Burke : the first conservative, Jesse Norman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-305) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Part 1. Life. An Irishman abroad, 1730-1759 ; In and out of power, 1759-1774 ; Ireland, America and King Mob, 1774-1780 ; India, economical reform and the King's madness, 1780-1789 ; Reflecting on revolution, 1789-1797 -- Part 2. Thought. Reputation, reason and the enlightenment project ; The social self ; Forging modern politics ; The rise of liberal individualism ; The recovery of value -- Conclusion: Burke today
Control code
FIEb1785202x
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780465062935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)888557164
Label
Edmund Burke : the first conservative, Jesse Norman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part 1. Life. An Irishman abroad, 1730-1759 ; In and out of power, 1759-1774 ; Ireland, America and King Mob, 1774-1780 ; India, economical reform and the King's madness, 1780-1789 ; Reflecting on revolution, 1789-1797 -- Part 2. Thought. Reputation, reason and the enlightenment project ; The social self ; Forging modern politics ; The rise of liberal individualism ; The recovery of value -- Conclusion: Burke today
Control code
FIEb1785202x
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780465062935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)888557164

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