The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke: Volume IX: Part I. The Revolutionary War, 1794-1797; Part II. Ireland

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Clarendon Press, 1900 - 740 pages
This collection of the writings and speeches of Burke include a critique of the French Revolution which expresses much of his matured thinking on political and social life and issued a call for a European crusade to save civilization; and his thoughts on Irish constitutional, economic, and religious problems and Anglo-Irish relations.

About the author (1900)

Born in Ireland in 1729, Edmund Burke was an English statesman, author, and orator who is best remembered as a formidable advocate for those who were victims of injustice. He was the son of a Dublin lawyer and had also trained to practice law. In the 1760s, Burke was elected to the House of Commons from the Whig party. Burke spent most of his career in Parliament as a member of the Royal Opposition, who was not afraid of controversy, as shown by his support for the American Revolution and for Irish/Catholic rights. His best-known work is Reflections on the French Revolution (1790). Some other notable works are On Conciliation with the American Colonies (1775) and Impeachment of Warren Hastings (1788). Edmund Burke died in 1797.

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