Reflections on the Revolution in France

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 6 gru 2013 - 170
Edmund Burke wrote Reflections on the Revolution in France which was published in 1790. The book is considered to be one of the best attacks against the French Revolution which took place between 1789 - 1799. Burke's predictions of what would occur were eerily accurate.

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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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