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Bourke on Burke

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.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.


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