Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution is one of the founding texts of Anglo-American conservatism. Burke warns of the dangers of revolution and the destruction of institutions and tradition in this important work.
This new and up-to-date edition of a book that has been central to political philosophy, history, and revolutionary thought for two hundred years offers readers a dire warning of the consequences that follow the mismanagement of change. Written for a generation presented with challenges of terrible proportions–the Industrial, American, and French Revolutions, to name the most obvious–Burke’s Reflections of the Revolution in France displays an acute awareness of how high political stakes can be, as well as a keen ability to set contemporary problems within a wider context of political theory.
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