The Genesis of Burke's Reflections

  title={The Genesis of Burke's Reflections},
  author={F. Dreyer},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={462 - 479}
  • F. Dreyer
  • Published 1978
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern History
The Reflections on the Revolution in France is Edmund Burke's best-known piece of work. Very possibly, it is also his most important. Without the arguments which he first stated in the Reflections, it is unlikely that we should remember him as an original political thinker. Almost certainly, we should not remember him as a distinctively conservative thinker. The Reflections, however, is a somewhat untypical composition for Burke, and it is not easy to account for his motives in writing it. He… Expand
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