David Walsh

David Walsh, professor of Politics, at The Catholic University of America, is author most recently of Politics of the Person as the Politics of Being.

The Principled Statesman

burke bourke

There is no doubt that Burke studies have received a new point of departure in Richard Bourke’s masterful Empire and Revolution.  This work of surpassing scholarship enables us to place Burke fully in the context of the political history through which he lived.  In many ways it is an authoritative demonstration of the Cambridge School approach of examining ideas in context, only here the connection is even more integral than is generally the case.  Burke not only developed his ideas out of the political setting in which he found himself, but shaped that setting through the sheer intellectual force of…

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