CORE CONSERVATISM: Edmund Burke’s Landmark Definition asserts the classic view that Edmund Burke defined the foundations of modern conservative thought. It does so by citing extensively the historic evidence provided by Burke himself in his Reflections on the Revolution in France.
CORE CONSERVATISM defies the revisionist doubts of academic historians like Dr Emily Jones in her 2019 paperback, “Edmund Burke and the invention of Modern Conservatism 1830-1914”.
CORE CONSERVATISM makes the full text of Edmund Burke’s classic statement of Conservative thinking accessible and more comprehensible by providing
• A Structure and Contents index to the 96,000 word text written originally as a continuous letter without any chapters or headings
• A universal number referencing system for the 400 paragraphs of the original text
• An Introduction for those with no previous knowledge of Edmund Burke or his Reflections
• A 10,000 word summary of Edmund Burke’s political philosophy, citing extensively from Edmund Burke’s own Reflections
• The author’s personal distillation of Edmund Burke’s thinking in his Reflections to 3 Primary Principles and 10 key tenets of modern Conservative doctrine
CORE CONSERVATISM is essential reading for both convinced Conservatives and for students of politics and history. It highlights the critical role of Christianity in the formation of Conservative thinking in the English speaking nations and challenges the Materialistic worldview of today’s western intelligentsia.