Edmund Burke’s Conservatism (Part Two)

Nov 14, 2016, 12:00 PM

More on Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), where Burke advocates for the nobility as a stabilizing element in society: These folks are driven by honor, groomed from youth to lead, and estates themselves provide continuity and give people something to protect. But could anyone really defend this system who wasn't himself benefitting from it at the expense of others? Reform not revolution! #philosophy #democracy #despotism #tyrrany #individualism #tocqueville Go to the blog: http://www.partiallyexaminedlife.com/2016/11/21/ep152-tocqueville/