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This famous treatise began as a letter to a young French friend who asked Edmund Burke's opinion on whether France's new ruling class would succeed in creating a better order. Doubtless the friend expected a favorable reply, but Burke was suspicious of certain tendencies of the Revolution from the start and perceived that the revolutionaries were actually subverting the true social order. As a Christian - he was not a man of the Enlightenment - Burke knew religion to be man's greatest good and established order to be a fundamental pillar of civilization.

Blending history with principle and graceful imagery with profound practical maxims, this book is one of the most influential political treatises in the history of the world. Said Russell Kirk, The Reflections must be read by anyone who wishes to understand the great controversies of modern politics.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797) became a member of Parliament in 1765. He championed the unpopular cause of Catholic emancipation and a great part of his career became dedicated to the problem of India. The French Revolution prompted one of his best-known works, Reflections on the Revolution in France.

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  • “Burke’s views are as pertinent today as they were two hundred years ago. His comments and criticisms of the French Revolution can be applied to twentieth-century revolutions. It is interesting that his reflections are echoed by so many revisionist French Revolution historians in the past several years.”

    Professor Jeanne A. Ojala, University of Utah

  • “Burke’s views are as pertinent today as they were two hundred years ago…It is interesting that his reflections are echoed by so many revisionist French Revolution historians in the past several years.”

    Professor Jeanne A. Ojala, University of Utah 

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Douglas | 2/17/2014

    " Tough read as the book is one never-ending chapter. Basically Burke says "you guys overdid it." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ezra Hood | 2/15/2014

    " Meet the book that prevented the French Revolution from jumping across the channel into England. It remains the granddaddy expose of leftism, or what we call today (perversely) liberalism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John | 2/6/2014

    " Burke predicts the reign of terror and the rise of Napoleon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by BHodges | 1/21/2014

    " Since Burke composed this thing as a letter there are no section or chapter breaks; Burke just keeps going and going and going and going and this has nothing to do, really, with his actual arguments, which, due to their influence on people who influenced people who influence us, still deserve some attention. "

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Edmund Burke (1729–1797) became a member of Parliament in 1765. He championed the unpopular cause of Catholic emancipation and a great part of his career became dedicated to the problem of India. The French Revolution prompted one of his best-known works, Reflections on the Revolution in France.