Tuesday, 21 August 2018

592) Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke (1730 – 1797). Anglo-Irish statesman born in Dublin, as well as an author, orator, political theorist and philosopher, who after moving to London in 1750 served as a member of parliament between 1766 and 1794 in the House of Commons with the Whig Party.
Burke was a proponent of underpinning virtues with manners in society and of the importance of religion in moral life. These views were expressed in his A Vindication of Natural Society. Burke criticized British treatment of the American colonies, including through its taxation policies. He also supported the rights of the colonists to resist metropolitan authority, though he opposed the attempt to achieve independence. Burke is remembered for his support for Catholic emancipation, the impeachment of Warren Hastings from the East India Company and for his staunch opposition to the French Revolution.
In the nineteenth century, Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals. Subsequently, in the twentieth century he became widely regarded as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism.

- "But beneath Burke’s wig lay Celtic red hair." https://www.economist.com/books-and-ar…/…/05/25/what-a-burke

- "Who would have thought that Edmund Burke had red hair?" http://www.edmundburkesociety.gerardcharleswilson.com/…/so…/

- "With his soft, chubby face, strong, prominent nose and fiery red hair, Burke struck an imposing figure..." https://books.google.it/books…

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