Reflections on the Revolution in France: and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to That Event (Paperback)

by Edmund Burke, Conor Cruise O'Brien

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Burke's seminal work was written during the early months of the French Revolution, and it predicted with uncanny accuracy many of its worst excesses, including the Reign of Terror. A scathing attack on the revolution's attitudes to existing institutions, property and religion, it makes a cogent case for upholding inherited rights and established customs, argues for piecemeal reform rather than revolutionary change - and deplores the influence Burke feared the revolution might have in Britain. "Reflections on the Revolution in France" is now widely regarded as a classic statement of conservative political thought, and is one of the eighteenth century's great works of political rhetoric.

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Published
30/09/1982

Publisher
Penguin Classics

ISBN
9780140432046


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