Who is Edmund Burke?

  • (noun): English statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797).
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Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke PC (12 January 1729– 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party.

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Continental Conservatism - Development of Western Conservatism - England
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    The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
    —Edmund Burke (1729–1797)