The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke

The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke

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This biography of statesman Edmund Burke (1729-1797), covering three decades, is the first to attend to the complexity of Burke's thought as it emerges in both the major writings and private correspondence. David Bromwich reads Burke's career as an imperfect attempt to organize an honorable life in the dense medium he knew politics to be.Its leading point is to leave no appropriation of the Civil List money at arbitrary discretion: he recalls once more a€œthe capital end we ... To make his meaning clear, he ranks appointed judges above all others whose service is indispensable.

Title:The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke
Author:David Bromwich
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2014-05-06


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