Reflections on the revolution in france is a political pamphlet written by the irish statesman edmund burke and published in november 1790 one of the best known intellectual attacks against the french revolution reflections is a defining tract of modern conservatism as well as an important contribution to international theory. Reflections on the revolution in france is edmund burkes famous denunciation of the french revolution burke opposed the revolution because the french tried to reform society by completely breaking with their past rather than by attempting in a gradual manner to reform and improve their existing institutions. Reflections on the revolution in france by edmund burke 1790 it may not be unnecessary to inform the reader that the following reflections had their origin in a correspondence between the author and a very young gentleman at paris who did him the honor of desiring his opinion upon the important transactions which then and ever since have so much occupied the attention of all men. Complete summary of edmund burkes reflections on the revolution in france enotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of reflections on the revolution in france. Edmund burkes reflections on the revolution in france is a powerful argument against the excesses of the french revolution in this essay he
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