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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Sublime (philosophy) - 18th Century - Edmund Burke
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Continental Conservatism - Development of Western Conservatism - England
... Modern European conservatives such as Edmund Burke have found the extreme idealism of either democracy may endanger broader liberties, and similarly reject "abstract reason" as a guide for political theory ... David Hume articulated conservative mistrust of rationalism in politics, and Edmund Burke was the leading early theorist ... too early, Halifax did not belong to any party, Hume was not involved in politics, and Burke was a Whig ...
Edmund Burke (poet)
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Sheffield Archives - The Collections - Family and Estate Records - The Wentworth Woodhouse Collection
... personal papers of statesmen such as the Earl of Strafford, 2nd Marquis of Rockingham and Edmund Burke ... has survived, and forms, together with the correspondence of Edmund Burke, a prime source for the political history of the eighteenth century ... The labours of the Burke editors have now produced nine volumes of Edmund Burke's letters, about half of them from the Sheffield archives ...

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    Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    We must soften into a credulity below the milkiness of infancy to think all men virtuous. We must be tainted with a malignity truly diabolical, to believe all the world to be equally wicked and corrupt.
    —Edmund Burke (1729–1797)