Reflections on the Revolution in France

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"Reflections on the French Revolution" (also known as "The Reflections of the British on the French Revolution") - a treatise of the English MP Edmund Burke, containing a detailed criticism of the programs of revolutionary reorganization of society. "Reflections on the French Revolution" was written at the height of the French Revolution in 1790. The treatise sparked a wide public debate, particularly because of the parallel oratorical activities of Edmund Burke in Parliament and as a vivid expression of the ideology of conservatism. The French revolution in this text Burke "sharply and unequivocally condemned as an attempt to destroy the established social order and replace it with a purely speculative and therefore unviable scheme of social relations, developed by philosophers-encyclopaedists." Predicting its collapse and rebirth in the likeness of what was before.

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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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