Edmund Burke

Posted in History, philosophy by Tony C on June 4, 2010

NPG 655, Edmund BurkeFellow ‘Softie and BPOS aficionado Matt Rutherford’s blog post on a Friday regularly highlights a ‘hero’ who embodies a particular admirable human trait, definitely worth a look.  Matt’s reference aside the term ‘hero’ is as you’ll probably agree rather over these days, but it got me thinking that there are panoply of historical figures who at the very least deserve closer examination.  Right on queue In Our Time, Melvin Bragg’s brilliant weekly show on Radio 4, has a discussion about Edmund Burke the philosopher and political theorist.

He seems to me to be someone who was slightly out of step with much of the prevailing thinking in late 18th Century Britain and for that alone he’s worthy of our attention.

Maybe there’s a regular series here!

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