Edmund Burke

Painting of Edmund Burke MP {{circa|1767}}, studio of [[Joshua Reynolds]] {{smaller|(1723–1792)}} Edmund Burke (; 12 January [NS] 1729 – 9 July 1797) was an Anglo-Irish statesman and philosopher. Born in Dublin, Burke served as a member of parliament (MP) between 1766 and 1794 in the House of Commons with the Whig Party after moving to London in 1750.

Burke was a proponent of underpinning virtues with manners in society and of the importance of religious institutions for the moral stability and good of the state. These views were expressed in his ''A Vindication of Natural Society''. He criticized British treatment of the American colonies, including through its taxation policies. Burke also supported the rights of the colonists to resist metropolitan authority, although he opposed the attempt to achieve independence. He is remembered for his support for Catholic emancipation, the impeachment of Warren Hastings from the East India Company and for his staunch opposition to the French Revolution.

In his ''Reflections on the Revolution in France'', Burke asserted that the revolution was destroying the fabric of good society and traditional institutions of state and society and condemned the persecution of the Catholic Church that resulted from it. This led to his becoming the leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig Party which he dubbed the Old Whigs as opposed to the pro-French Revolution New Whigs led by Charles James Fox.

In the 19th century, Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals. Subsequently in the 20th century, he became widely regarded as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797.
Published 1894
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by Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797.
Published 1968
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by Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797
Published 2001
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by Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797.
Published 1867
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by Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797.
Published 1999
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by Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797.
Published 1999
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by Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797.
Published 1999
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by Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797.
Published 1999
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by Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797
Published 1961
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by Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797.
Published 1904
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by Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797
Published 1919
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by Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797
Published 1888
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by Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797.
Published 1976
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by Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797
Published 1865
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by Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797
Published 1900
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by Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797
Published 1975
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by Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797
Published 1964
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