Due May 2020. capitalismEconomicsEdmund BurkeGregory M. Collinspolitical economyPolitical philosophyScottish Enlightenment
The very excellent “philosopher king” Jesse Norman on Britain’s current malaise. Burke understood how language could be debased through the rhetoric of abstract nouns such as “liberty” or “equality”, which move people without enlightening them. ConservatismEdmund BurkeJesse NormanLiberalismMichael Oakeshottregressive left
Some very positive reviews of Jesse Norman’s Burke. Could Jesse be a Disraeli in the making? The Independent The Telegraph New Statesman The Spectator Benjamin DisraeliConservatismEdmund BurkeJesse NormanLiberalismLibertarianism
Today marks the birth of Edmund Burke. I find it tiresome that Burke is viewed as some sort of crude reactionary – his work is eminently humane, thoughtful and civilized and despite his ostensibly conservative outlook, it resembles nothing that modern-day fundamentalists who lay claim to the mantle of conservatism, will recognize. As Ian Harris points…
CC O’B’s obituary in today’s The Telegraph. I first came across him as the writer of the intro to Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France.