The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke

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Anyone familiar with conservatism as an intellectual disposition should be familiar with the work of Edmund Burke. He has come to us, arguably, as the paradigmatic figure of an intellectual movement that arose in defense, not of the status quo,  but of a manner of living that was both appreciated and enjoyed that had become threatened by the revolutionary political and social movements of modernity. It is then a welcome occasion that David Bromwich should have written The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence, reviewed by David WomersleyWilliam Byrne, and Daniel McCarthy in order to help us recollect the man and his thought anew.

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