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The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke [Kindle Edition]

David Bromwich
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This biography of statesman Edmund Burke (1729-1797), covering three decades, is the first to attend to the complexity of Burke's thought as it emerges in both the major writings and private correspondence. David Bromwich reads Burke's career as an imperfect attempt to organize an honorable life in the dense medium he knew politics to be.

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  • File Size: 1062 KB
  • Print Length: 513 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0674729706
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press (May 6, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JU6KB3Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #395,816 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars between conscience and community August 5, 2014
David Bromwich is always interesting to read, but he is so erudite that his style often becomes a barrier to accessibility. In other words, he is not alway easy to read, but what he says is always illuminating. His is not a religious voice, and he makes no bones about this; but he is a profoundly moral writer and he is drawn to topics in which moral issues are invariably involved. He spends a great deal of time as well, gnawing at the bone of tension between an individual's responsibility to his conscience and to his community. This, I think, is why he has been drawn to Edmund Burke.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scholarship that inspires. May 9, 2014
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Reading Professor Bromwich on Edmund Burke is like reading Bates on Keats. Although different in focus and approach, in each case we are treated to a magnificent scholar's masterful engagement with a magnificent, heroic thinker. Anyone interested in deep and critical thinking on the myriad issues of our day will think more deeply and critically after reading this work.

Michael H. Friedman
Philadelphia, PA
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5.0 out of 5 stars I have not completed reading it yet but I have ... September 9, 2014
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I have not completed reading it yet but I have found it quite engaging.. Burke has become one of my projects this year.
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Abosolutely brilliant. The best analysis of Burke's ideas ever written. Shows that he was a liberal as much as a conservative in modern terms. Clear links with James Madison's id, not set out before.eas
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