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Contemporary Civilization

“A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views” (Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, pp. 33).

Reflections on the Revolution in France

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Edmund Burke

1729 CE – 1797 CE

Edmund Burke was born January 12, 1729 in Dublin to a prosperous attorney.  His father was a member of the Church of Ireland, though speculation exists that he had converted from Catholicism in order to practice law more easily. 

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