Gregory Collins believes that dedicating oneself to getting great figures right is a good way to do political philosophy. He has immersed himself in Edmund Burke, dedicated to getting him right. The result is this 578-page book plus several scholarly articles on Burke’s views, including those on slavery.
Collins is a postdoctoral associate and lecturer at Yale University’s political-science department. The book grew out of his dissertation at Catholic University of America. Does he get Burke right? I think so, though perhaps the account is off in minor ways.
Now the leading Burke scholar on this side of the pond, Collins emphasizes …
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