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Journal Jeremiah Cornelius's Journal: Edmund Burke PC (12 January 1729 - 9 July 1797) 7

Edmund Burke PC (12 January [NS] 1729[1] - 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher who, after relocating to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party. He is mainly remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries, and for his later opposition to the French Revolution. The latter led to his becoming the leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig party, which he dubbed the "Old Whigs", in opposition to the pro-French-Revolution "New Whigs," led by Charles James Fox.[2] Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals in the nineteenth century. Since the twentieth century, he has generally been viewed as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism,[3][4] as well as a representative of classical liberalism.[5]

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Edmund Burke PC (12 January 1729 - 9 July 1797)

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  • If you think about it, the rise in popularity for Edmund Burke's ideas in Britain also coincided with the beginning of the decline of England as the premiere world power.

    Conservatives have a way of doing that to countries for some reason.

    • by JesseL ( 107722 ) *

      Is imperialism supposed to be a good thing now?

It is much harder to find a job than to keep one.