Historical Period: The 18th Century
Edmund Burke (1729-1797) was an English political philosopher who is often seen as laying the foundations of modern conservatism. Although he supported the American colonies in the revolution against the British crown, he strongly opposed the French Revolution, the rise of unbridled democracy, and the growing corruption of government.
For additional information about Edmund Burke see the following:
- Author: Further Reflections on the French Revolution
- Author: Select Works of Edmund Burke, 4 vols.
- Author: A Vindication of Natural Society