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Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
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Jan 17, 10

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Burke is eloquent and keenly insightful, offering all kinds of delightfully wise one-liners. His general assessment of the Revolution is certainly right, but with Burke's "Stick with tried and true tradition; don't rock the boat" viewpoint, one can't help but wonder, as a Christian, whether Burke wouldn't have been among those in the Sanhedrin planning Christ's crucifixion, had he lived 1750 years earlier. And that, of course, sets one to wondering about the dangers in the "conservative" school of thought, which can make us too hesitant to embrace the radical changes the Gospel requires.
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