Bourke on Burke

by John J. Miller

This week’s episode of The Bookmonger podcast is a 10-minute conversation with Richard Bourke, author of Empire & Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke. We discuss why 21st-century conservatives admire this 18th-century statesman, why Burke applauded the American Revolution but abhorred the French Revolution, and how his experience in the grubby world of practical politics shaped his ideas as a political philosopher.

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