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Two Classics of the French Revolution: Reflections on the Revolution in France/The Rights of Man

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The book, however, is far more than a supremely eloquent piece of occasional writing. For Burke is without a doubt the foremost conservative British political thinker: in his support for piecemeal reform rather than revolutionary change, in his skeptical belief in expediency and practical wisdom rather than abstract theorizing, in his defence of property, religion and trad ...more
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Published July 8th 1969 by Dolphin (first published August 8th 1961)
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Geoff Sebesta
I reviewed Burke's half separately, and here will compare the two.

Astounding that Paine comes off so much the worse. Though neither of them can lay claim to prophecy (the closest Burke comes is when he said something bad might happen to the King), Paine has the distinction of being completely ludicrously wrong more often. He clearly believes that nothing bad can come of the American or French experiment, and that Burke is a fool and worse than a fool for saying so. History has proven him painful
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John Sigel
Burke has one of the great English prose styles. Even as many of his claims and arguments are redolent of neanderthal thinking before and since, his ability to express them so cogently and intelligently created a standard of which current adherents fall far short.

Then reading Paine's The Rights of Man demonstrates where Burke's rhetoric falls short of reality.
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Reflections on the Revolution in France & The Rights of Man by Edmund Burke (1969)
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A useful juxtaposition of two essential works on revolutionary history.
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Edmund Burke was an Anglo-Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher who served for many years in the British House of Commons as a member of the Whig party. He is mainly remembered for his support of the American colonies in the dispute with King George III and Great Britain that led to the American Revolution and for his strong opposition to the French Revolution. The l ...more
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