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Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
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good lord. What an empty, sad sack waste of space this man was. That his followers today number as many as they do is a pity and embarrassment to the human race.

A bunch of repetitive conservatism that was EVEN THEN TIRED BULLSHIT, coupled with endless amounts of insubstantial, fallacious 'arguments' for his stupid, stupid premises.

Burke was a self-absorbed hack of the very worst sort, and his ideas bear zero importance in the world today, or ever really. All he has legitimately to his credit is the ability to provide nice turns of phrase and some entertainment. For the most part, the guy is, even when he's right, really, really stupid.

In Canada, a popular voice for the cranky old fart segment of the population is Ezra Levant (this asshat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px-z8N...), and one of his heroes is Edmund Burke. You can tell. Burke, though time has been kind to his reputation, belongs somewhere like FOX News or SunTV. He's hyperpolemical, his arguments make no logical sense whatsoever, and he only thinks he's being witty.

But my lord is he convinced he's right.

Best part: Burke's hilarious, melodramatic account of how he met the Queen of France and how awesome it was, and how horrible what those poor barbarians did to her was.
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message 1: by the gift (new)

the gift not that i was thinking of reading it... but now i am sure i will not


Yann Best part: Burke's hilarious, melodramatic account of how he met the Queen of France and how awesome it was, and how horrible what those poor barbarians did to her was.

Yes, completely ridiculous.


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