The Useful Cobbler: Edmund Burke and the Politics of Progress
Neither a polemic nor a highly specialized study, this book is a comprehensive assessment of Burke's political thought. Using evidence from such neglected sources as Burke's essays on history and law and making full use of his extensive correspondence, the author places Burke in the context of developments in a number of areas of eighteenth-century British intellectual life, ranging from philosophy to literature, and presents him as a key figure in the evolution of the theory and practice of representative government.
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INTRODUCTION THE SIGNIFICANCE OF EDMUND BURKE
BURKE AND THE SEARCH FOR THE PSYCHOLOGICAL BASIS OF HUMAN ACTION
THE WHIGGISM OF HISTORY AND THE HISTORY OF WHIGGISM
BURKE ON THE FOUNDATIONS AND NATURE OF GOVERNMENT
BURKE ON THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF STATE AUTHORITY
THE POLITICS OF TRUSTEESHIP
POLITICAL PARTIES AND THEIR USES
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