Edmund Burke

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Acton Commentary
George Washington's principles for the nation revisitedwas the influences of English and Scottish Enlightenment philosophy. Gregg note
George Washington's principles for the nation revisited
Acton Commentary / Posted yesterday
was the influences of English and Scottish Enlightenment philosophy. Gregg notes that John Locke, Adam Smith, and Edmund Burke were among his favored thinkers, rather than French thinkers like Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Voltaire, indicating... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Media and Democracy in Nigeriaindependently to cover the huge hole created by the abdication of the legislatu
The Media and Democracy in Nigeria
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
independently to cover the huge hole created by the abdication of the legislature and judiciary. British parliamentarian Edmund Burke saw this centuries ago when he told his colleagues that reporters seated in the public gallery during... Read more
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Slate
Donald Trump Should Have Channeled Pat Buchanan in His Convention Speech. Seriously.He urged the Republican delegates to recognize these people as their brothers a
Donald Trump Should Have Channeled Pat Buchanan in His Convention Speech. Seriously.
Slate / Posted 7 days ago
He urged the Republican delegates to recognize these people as their brothers and sisters: They don’t read Adam Smith or Edmund Burke, but they come from the same schoolyards and the same playgrounds and towns as we came from. They share our... Read more
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Zero Hedge
The Unique Evil Of The Leftpasses as conservatism today is tainted by leftism. That’s certainly the case w
The Unique Evil Of The Left
Zero Hedge / Posted 7 days ago
passes as conservatism today is tainted by leftism. That’s certainly the case with the neoconservatives: can you imagine Edmund Burke, the fountainhead of modern conservatism, supporting the idea of military force to spread human rights around... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Seeking a way forwardditching nostalgia is the first step in building a new kind of conservatism, wh
Seeking a way forward
Namibia Economist / Posted 11 days ago
ditching nostalgia is the first step in building a new kind of conservatism, what comes next? Mr Levin, borrowing from Edmund Burke, puts his faith in what he calls the “mediating institutions” that sit between families and the state: churches,... Read more
11d
FOX 6 Milwaukee
“Prayers & support:” Standing in solidarity in SE WI with police in Milw., Baton Rougeto help – do not let a despicable few people perpetuate hate and threaten offic
“Prayers & support:” Standing in solidarity in SE WI with police in Milw., Baton Rouge
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 11 days ago
to help – do not let a despicable few people perpetuate hate and threaten officers who any one of us may need some day. As Edmund Burke once said, the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. I ask you all to... Read more
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The New Statesman
The Brexit plagueproblems of Boston? Extra evensong? An added dollop of deference, spread evenly
The Brexit plague
The New Statesman / Posted 12 days ago
problems of Boston? Extra evensong? An added dollop of deference, spread evenly across the parish? Free community copies of Edmund Burke? That the Brexit movement benefited from anti-immigrant sentiment and then conceded that immigration is... Read more
13d
Daily Telegraph
Britain’s new Lady of Ironherself four times a day, was well liked and was an active public speaker both
Britain’s new Lady of Iron
Daily Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
herself four times a day, was well liked and was an active public speaker both formally in the Union and the irreverent Edmund Burke Society with lighthearted debate motions she created including “that this House thanks heaven for little girls”... Read more
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13d
Acton Commentary
6 thought-provoking quotes from AEI’s 'Economic Freedom and Human Flourishing'aspects of classical liberalism and the value of the free market. As Yuval Levi
6 thought-provoking quotes from AEI’s 'Economic Freedom and Human Flourishing'
Acton Commentary / Posted 13 days ago
aspects of classical liberalism and the value of the free market. As Yuval Levin comments at the end of his essay on Edmund Burke, markets can enable human flourishing, but they do not do so perfectly, “And it is precisely the friends of... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Britain’s new Lady of Ironherself four times a day, was well liked and was an active public speaker both
Britain’s new Lady of Iron
Adelaide Now / Posted 13 days ago
herself four times a day, was well liked and was an active public speaker both formally in the Union and the irreverent Edmund Burke Society with lighthearted debate motions she created including “that this House thanks heaven for little girls”... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Britain’s new Lady of Ironherself four times a day, was well liked and was an active public speaker both
Britain’s new Lady of Iron
The Courier Mail / Posted 13 days ago
herself four times a day, was well liked and was an active public speaker both formally in the Union and the irreverent Edmund Burke Society with lighthearted debate motions she created including “that this House thanks heaven for little girls”... Read more
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Christian Today
Theresa May becomes UK Prime Minister: 10 things she should do nowworker representation on company boards. An ideal minister for this department
Theresa May becomes UK Prime Minister: 10 things she should do now
Christian Today / Posted 15 days ago
worker representation on company boards. An ideal minister for this department would be Jesse Norman, whose biography of Edmund Burke gives him the perfect launching pad for many of these ideas of local democracy and accountability. 9. Build our... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Edmund Burke would have been no fan of EU Dennis Kennedy (Saturday Review, July 2) attempts to justify any refusal by M
Edmund Burke would have been no fan of EU
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 16 days ago
Dennis Kennedy (Saturday Review, July 2) attempts to justify any refusal by MPs to vote through Brexit by pointing to Edmund Burke's distinction between a representative and a delegate. Just as interesting... Read more
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Namibia Economist
X marks the knottime nor the inclination to wrestle with the details of policymaking. James Mad
X marks the knot
Namibia Economist / Posted 16 days ago
time nor the inclination to wrestle with the details of policymaking. James Madison, one of America’s Founding Fathers, and Edmund Burke, his philosophising contemporary, argued for a “trustee” model, whereby voters elect politicians to make... Read more
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The Hindu
Behind public apathy in violent crimesto live an insulated existence, totally absorbed in issues relevant only to the
Behind public apathy in violent crimes
The Hindu / Posted 17 days ago
to live an insulated existence, totally absorbed in issues relevant only to themselves and their immediate family. So when Edmund Burke said, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”, he was hitting the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Theresa May: The vicar's daughter in kitten heels who will be new Prime MinisterSt Hugh’s College, Oxford, in 1974, to study geography. She was always outspok
Theresa May: The vicar's daughter in kitten heels who will be new Prime Minister
Daily Mirror / Posted 17 days ago
St Hugh’s College, Oxford, in 1974, to study geography. She was always outspoken – at the student union, but also at the Edmund Burke Society. They may have drunk port, but the subjects were far from worthy. “That life’s too short for chess” was... Read more
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Pilipino Star
‘Duterte effect?’ Batangas’ cops crushing drug suspects and their dens before, after new presidencycan get it done,” Cabanag said even as he asked civilians to help the police in
‘Duterte effect?’ Batangas’ cops crushing drug suspects and their dens before, after new presidency
Pilipino Star / Posted 20 days ago
can get it done,” Cabanag said even as he asked civilians to help the police in fighting crimes and drugs. Quoting author Edmund Burke in reference to their battle against illegal drugs, Cabanag said: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Bauchi - Between Democracy and Anarchythis ubiquitous rape of democracy. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of
Bauchi - Between Democracy and Anarchy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
this ubiquitous rape of democracy. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", stated Edmund Burke. As things stand now the Governor is caught in a state of doublethink. The high sentiments always win in the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Save Huttigmove towns forward ..." Their efforts should be complementary, like the two arm
Save Huttig
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
move towns forward ..." Their efforts should be complementary, like the two arms of a pincers. What we have here is what Edmund Burke called the "little platoons" of society in wholesome operation: "We begin our public affections in our families... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The literature of libertyhow the colonists themselves debated the issues and circumstances involved in s
The literature of liberty
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
how the colonists themselves debated the issues and circumstances involved in separating from England. English statesman Edmund Burke, renowned as an author and orator and philosopher, delivered a powerful speech in Parliament in March 1775... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
TSA Blogger Scramblesto happen in front of me. * -- The only thing necessary for the triumph of evi
TSA Blogger Scrambles
The Chattanoogan / Posted 23 days ago
to happen in front of me. * -- The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing (quote by Edmund Burke.) What would you do if someone did this to your family in any other context? Why would this context be any... Read more
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23d
Northern Star
Christensen to form an anti-GetUp! to "fight socialism"with the subject line "New movement" to express your interest." It is accompan
Christensen to form an anti-GetUp! to "fight socialism"
Northern Star / Posted 23 days ago
with the subject line "New movement" to express your interest." It is accompanied by a post from Edmund Burke: "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a... Read more
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23d
The Daily Mercury
Christensen to form an anti-GetUp! to "fight socialism"with the subject line "New movement" to express your interest." It is accompan
Christensen to form an anti-GetUp! to "fight socialism"
The Daily Mercury / Posted 23 days ago
with the subject line "New movement" to express your interest." It is accompanied by a post from Edmund Burke: "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a... Read more
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23d
Toowoomba Chronicle
Christensen to form an anti-GetUp! to "fight socialism"with the subject line "New movement" to express your interest." It is accompan
Christensen to form an anti-GetUp! to "fight socialism"
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 23 days ago
with the subject line "New movement" to express your interest." It is accompanied by a post from Edmund Burke: "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a... Read more
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23d
Queensland Times
Christensen to form an anti-GetUp! to "fight socialism"with the subject line "New movement" to express your interest." It is accompan
Christensen to form an anti-GetUp! to "fight socialism"
Queensland Times / Posted 23 days ago
with the subject line "New movement" to express your interest." It is accompanied by a post from Edmund Burke: "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a... Read more
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23d
The Morning Bulletin
Christensen to form an anti-GetUp! to "fight socialism"with the subject line "New movement" to express your interest." It is accompan
Christensen to form an anti-GetUp! to "fight socialism"
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 23 days ago
with the subject line "New movement" to express your interest." It is accompanied by a post from Edmund Burke: "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a... Read more
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23d
News Mail
Christensen to form an anti-GetUp! to "fight socialism"with the subject line "New movement" to express your interest." It is accompan
Christensen to form an anti-GetUp! to "fight socialism"
News Mail / Posted 23 days ago
with the subject line "New movement" to express your interest." It is accompanied by a post from Edmund Burke: "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a... Read more
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23d
Daily Examiner
Christensen to form an anti-GetUp! to "fight socialism"with the subject line "New movement" to express your interest." It is accompan
Christensen to form an anti-GetUp! to "fight socialism"
Daily Examiner / Posted 23 days ago
with the subject line "New movement" to express your interest." It is accompanied by a post from Edmund Burke: "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a... Read more
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23d
Raw Story
Jewish employee of Trump’s son-in-law begs him to disavow Trump’s neo-Nazi supportersyou don’t understand the imagery of a six-sided star when juxtaposed with money
Jewish employee of Trump’s son-in-law begs him to disavow Trump’s neo-Nazi supporters
Raw Story / Posted 23 days ago
you don’t understand the imagery of a six-sided star when juxtaposed with money and accusations of financial dishonesty… Edmund Burke once said, in times that are starting to seem more and more similar: “The only thing necessary for the triumph... Read more
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Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Why Trump is routing free traderstrade ideology is not America-made. It is an alien faith, a cargo cult, smuggle
Why Trump is routing free traders
Adirondack Daily Enterprise / Posted 23 days ago
trade ideology is not America-made. It is an alien faith, a cargo cult, smuggled in from the old continent, the work of men Edmund Burke called "sophisters, economists, and calculators." David Ricardo, James and John Stuart Mill, Richard Cobden,... Read more
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The New Statesman
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston deserve privacy for their TOTALLY NORMAL romanceit’s what we do. Much of the book revolves around individuals for whom culture
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston deserve privacy for their TOTALLY NORMAL romance
The New Statesman / Posted 24 days ago
it’s what we do. Much of the book revolves around individuals for whom culture and politics are bound up with each other – Edmund Burke and Oscar Wilde, but also Swift, Herder, William Morris, T S Eliot and Eagleton’s intellectual pin-up, Raymond... Read more
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The New Statesman
Bedad he revives: why Solar Bones is a resurrection for Irish modernismit’s what we do. Much of the book revolves around individuals for whom culture
Bedad he revives: why Solar Bones is a resurrection for Irish modernism
The New Statesman / Posted 24 days ago
it’s what we do. Much of the book revolves around individuals for whom culture and politics are bound up with each other – Edmund Burke and Oscar Wilde, but also Swift, Herder, William Morris, T S Eliot and Eagleton’s intellectual pin-up, Raymond... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
OPINION: Deadliness of ruddlerlessness500000 and a million people had perished in a three- month orgy of violence. I
OPINION: Deadliness of ruddlerlessness
Daily Dispatch / Posted 25 days ago
500000 and a million people had perished in a three- month orgy of violence. It was a painful lesson in what philosopher Edmund Burke warned of hundreds of years earlier, that evil thrives when “good men do nothing”. Today it is exactly 22 years... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Even today, we forgetelse but democracy will do. Not all the people of Great Britain understood the
Even today, we forget
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 25 days ago
else but democracy will do. Not all the people of Great Britain understood then. (With exceptions, such as a man named Edmund Burke, who warned his fellow lawmakers in Parliament even then: "An Englishman is the unfittest person on earth to... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Parker: Decision driving Declaration was decades in the makingrepresentation. Most historians refer to this span as the period of Salutary Ne
Parker: Decision driving Declaration was decades in the making
Kinston Free Press / Posted 25 days ago
representation. Most historians refer to this span as the period of Salutary Neglect. The term comes from a speech made by Edmund Burke in the British House of Commons on March 22, 1775. Burke said, in part: “That I know that the colonies in... Read more
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Hamilton News
Napoleonic arrogance: David Cameron’s dumb referendumbulb Canadian Conservatives, such as Tony Clement — who called the Brexit refer
Napoleonic arrogance: David Cameron’s dumb referendum
Hamilton News / Posted 25 days ago
bulb Canadian Conservatives, such as Tony Clement — who called the Brexit referendum a triumph — have probably never read Edmund Burke, the intellectual father of British Conservatism. Burke understood that a representative democracy was not a... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
David Cameron’s dumb referendum: Searsbulb Canadian Conservatives, such as Tony Clement — who called the Brexit refer
David Cameron’s dumb referendum: Sears
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 25 days ago
bulb Canadian Conservatives, such as Tony Clement — who called the Brexit referendum a triumph — have probably never read Edmund Burke, the intellectual father of British Conservatism. Burke understood that a representative democracy was not a... Read more
26d
Fortune
How a Second Brexit Referendum Would Kill the EUone man—one vote principle is valid. But democracy is a lot more than that, too
How a Second Brexit Referendum Would Kill the EU
Fortune / Posted 26 days ago
one man—one vote principle is valid. But democracy is a lot more than that, too. The British philosopher and politician Edmund Burke, who is widely credited as the founding father of contemporary conservatism, declared in 1790 that Britain is a... Read more
26d
Breitbart
Independence Day Created Greatest Empire the World Will Ever Know: The Anglospheresupporting the Colonists, and Royalists – Catholics and Tories on the Loyalist
Independence Day Created Greatest Empire the World Will Ever Know: The Anglosphere
Breitbart / Posted 26 days ago
supporting the Colonists, and Royalists – Catholics and Tories on the Loyalist side. Among the pro-American faction was MP Edmund Burke, representing the key trading port of Bristol. He famously wrote, “The temper and character, which prevail in... Read more
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The New Statesman
Terry Eagleton is still the most formidable critic of populist late-capitalismit’s what we do. Much of the book revolves around individuals for whom culture
Terry Eagleton is still the most formidable critic of populist late-capitalism
The New Statesman / Posted 27 days ago
it’s what we do. Much of the book revolves around individuals for whom culture and politics are bound up with each other – Edmund Burke and Oscar Wilde, but also Swift, Herder, William Morris, T S Eliot and Eagleton’s intellectual pin-up, Raymond... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Obama’s right. Let’s destroy ISISGDP to NATO, even though we pledged to spend double that amount. Let’s change t
Obama’s right. Let’s destroy ISIS
Calgary Sun / Posted 27 days ago
GDP to NATO, even though we pledged to spend double that amount. Let’s change that. As British statesmen and philosopher Edmund Burke noted many years ago: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” If we’re... Read more
27d
Zero Hedge
Why Trump Is Routing The 'Free Traders'trade ideology is not America-made. It is an alien faith, a cargo cult, smuggle
Why Trump Is Routing The 'Free Traders'
Zero Hedge / Posted 27 days ago
trade ideology is not America-made. It is an alien faith, a cargo cult, smuggled in from the old continent, the work of men Edmund Burke called “sophisters, economists, and calculators.” David Ricardo, James and John Stuart Mill, Richard Cobden,... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
St Albans vs its MPs: Peter Lilley says he won't stand down over Brexit petitionappearances. Lilley added: “I know that my constituents did not vote to leave
St Albans vs its MPs: Peter Lilley says he won't stand down over Brexit petition
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 27 days ago
appearances. Lilley added: “I know that my constituents did not vote to leave the EU, but our greatest Parliamentarian, Edmund Burke, famously explained that a Member of Parliament should be a representative of his constituency, rather than a... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
St Albans vs its MPs: Peter Lilley MP says he won't stand down over Brexit petitionappearances. Lilley added: “I know that my constituents did not vote to leave
St Albans vs its MPs: Peter Lilley MP says he won't stand down over Brexit petition
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 28 days ago
appearances. Lilley added: “I know that my constituents did not vote to leave the EU, but our greatest Parliamentarian, Edmund Burke, famously explained that a Member of Parliament should be a representative of his constituency, rather than a... Read more
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28d
The Irish Times
The Irish spoofer who was Churchill’s right-hand manan outsize knocker on the door that betokened the style of life within. He acqu
The Irish spoofer who was Churchill’s right-hand man
The Irish Times / Posted 28 days ago
an outsize knocker on the door that betokened the style of life within. He acquired works of art, including a portrait of Edmund Burke, whom he hinted was a relative. Evelyn Waugh found in the name-dropping Bracken material for Rex Mottram, a... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
Election 2016: Brighten the corner where you arefor the little we all do in our small corners will aggregate into a peaceful No
Election 2016: Brighten the corner where you are
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 28 days ago
for the little we all do in our small corners will aggregate into a peaceful November/December 2016 General Elections. I end with this timeless quote from Edmund Burke: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothin... Read more
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The Manteca Bulletin
Trump & the free traderstrade ideology is not America-made. It is an alien faith, a cargo cult, smuggle
Trump & the free traders
The Manteca Bulletin / Posted 28 days ago
trade ideology is not America-made. It is an alien faith, a cargo cult, smuggled in from the old continent, the work of men Edmund Burke called “sophisters, economists, and calculators.” David Ricardo, James and John Stuart Mill, Richard Cobden,... Read more
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28d
The Irish Times
Brendan Bracken: The Irish spoofer who became Winston Churchill’s right-hand manan outsize knocker on the door that betokened the style of life within. He acqu
Brendan Bracken: The Irish spoofer who became Winston Churchill’s right-hand man
The Irish Times / Posted 28 days ago
an outsize knocker on the door that betokened the style of life within. He acquired works of art, including a portrait of Edmund Burke, whom he hinted was a relative. Evelyn Waugh found in the name-dropping Bracken material for Rex Mottram, a... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
No one messes with her: The Thatcherite steel that makes Theresa May favourite to win Tory leadership battlequiet blonde girl, but she was a good speaker at the Union and an active member
No one messes with her: The Thatcherite steel that makes Theresa May favourite to win Tory leadership battle
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 28 days ago
quiet blonde girl, but she was a good speaker at the Union and an active member of another student debating group, the Edmund Burke Society, which in her last year she chaired, presiding over proceedings with a meat tenderiser as a gavel. In... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Expanding Freedomodd facts about Western civilization in recent centuries is that the people who
Expanding Freedom
The Jewish Press / Posted 29 days ago
odd facts about Western civilization in recent centuries is that the people who have been most eloquent about tradition – Edmund Burke, Michael Oakeshott, T.S. Eliot – have been deeply conservative, defenders of the status quo. Yet there is no... Read more
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