Reflections on the revolution in france is a political pamphlet written by the irish statesman edmund burke and published in november 1790 one of the best known intellectual attacks against the french revolution reflections is a defining tract of modern conservatism as well as an important contribution to international theory. Edmund burke wrote his reflections on the revolution in france in 1790 at the very onset of the french revolution burke saw in the events in france the dangers of revolution and presciently foresaw some of the worst excesses likely as a result of the governmental breakdown. Reflections on the revolution in france by edmund burke 1790 mixed up in a sort of porridge of various political opinions and reflections but the revolution in france is the grand ingredient in the cauldron i consider the address transmitted by the revolution society to the national assembly through earl stanhope as originating in the . Reflections on the revolution in france is a withering forceful critique of the french revolutions early stages by the irish philosopher and statesman edmund burke burke was a member of the whig. Edmund burkes reflections on the revolution in france first published in 1790 is written as a letter to a french friend of burkes family charles jean franois depont who requests burkes opinion of the french revolution to date burke is a well connected politician and political theorist of the late eighteenth century though this
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