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To: betty boop
I have a book of collected writings of Burke always near the nightstand. I have Kirk's and O'Brian's biographies as well, but nothing serves as well as his own words.
75 posted on 02/09/2003 4:55:05 PM PST by KC Burke
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To: KC Burke
Certainly, Burke is eminently quotable. The edition I have is too nice to mark up with a highlighter pen. So I plan to get the paperback edition of Reflections on the Revolution in France just so's I can do that. :^)

IMHO, this work is indispensable reading for political and cultural convervatives. It is (among other things) a devastating attack on the essential logic of the "Gallican" concept of liberty. Edmund Burke explodes the insane asylum that was revolutionary France -- its "pure democracy," its vaunted National Assembly, and the Terror and sheer national devastation that body wrought. And also details the means by which this enterprise was effected, and speculates as to its purposes.

This stuff was "mother's milk" to Marx. If you want to/need to converse with "liberals," socialists, and/or "progressives," arm yourself by reading Burke first. JMHO FWIW

76 posted on 02/09/2003 6:31:57 PM PST by betty boop
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