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Posted on 03/11/2009 11:04:22 AM PDT by El Gringo
A common starting point for examining conservatism is Edmund Burke(b 1729- d.1797), English statesman, and notable thinker, born in Ireland. As a young man, Burke traveled extensively in France. Burkes philosophy and world view would fill many pages. The most important thing to know is that he was a staunch opponent of the French Revolution, while strongly supporting the American Revolution. Burkes antipathy can best be understood by learning what took place in France in the time span from 1789 to about 1845. The events that took place in the early years of this time span are commonly referred to as the French Revolution. In reality, the whole span, 1789-1845 saw many revolutions. This pattern of revolution has been copied and repeated around the world and continues to this day. Modern conservatives share Burkes antipathy toward the French Revolution and its many knock-off copies around the globe. For further examination of this concept, click the link below. It will take you to a site that contains Chapter 5. A Real Bad Mess of the book Bye-Bye Sweet Liberty. There you will read a summary of The Law by Frederick Bastiat,a Frenchman who had a front-row seat during the ebb and flow of the sveral French revolutions, popularly called the French Revolution. By clicking the link you will be able to read a summary of Bastiats The Law, a pamphlet published in 1850, also you will find a sketch of French history and learn about other revolutions . The reader will easily discern how Burke connects to modern conservatism by reading Bastiat and by learning more about the mess known as the French Revolution
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