Edmund Burke was the dominant political thinker of the last quarter of the 18th century in England. His reputation depends less on his role as a practising politician than on his ability to set contemporary problems within a wider context of political theory. Above all, he commented on change. He tried to teach lessons about how change should be managed, what limits should not be transgressed, and what should be reverently preserved. Burke's generation was much in need of advice on these matters. The Industrial Revolution, the American Revolution, and catastrophically, the French Revolution presented challenges of terrible proportions. They could promise paradise or threaten anarchy. Burke was acutely aware of how high the stakes were. The "Reflections on the Revolution in France" was a dire warning of the consequences that would follow the mismanagement of change.
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In 'Reflections on the Revolution in France', Burke presented his arguments regarding issues on which he disagreed with the National Assembly leaders who were responsible for the French Revolution.Review:
"Providing a fresh perspective on a much-studied classic, Clark's edition is both innovative and informative. The first modern edition to reprint the text of the first edition of the Reflections, it brings readers closer to the historic document... This volume should become the starting point for serious study of the Reflections." - F. P. Lock, Queen's University " ... [Reflections on the Revolution in France] will help both the student and the advanced scholar to engage with one of the founding texts of modernity, as well as providing, in its own right, an interpretive contribution to Burke studies." - History of Political Thought
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