Reflections on the Revolution in France & Rights of Man
- Narrated by: Craig Deitschman
- Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-26-06
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Reflections on the Revolution in France is a slashing attack on the French Revolution by one of Britain’s most famous statesmen. Liberty and social order, Burke argues, are maintained by the traditional rights and duties embedded in custom and law. And when these traditions are overthrown in revolutions, society is threatened with chaos, bloodshed and despotism.
In Rights of Man, Thomas Paine argues that the French Revolution was based on the same principles as the American Revolution: natural rights, an implied “social contract,” and the right of revolution against oppressive governments. Paine, unlike Burke, sees government as the primary threat to social order. He has little regard for traditional institutions, if those institutions are oppressive and unjust.
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By Joy on 06-10-07
Reflecting on Reflections
I want the real Burke book unabridged on audible. George Smith totally discounts Burke's forethought and foresight on the mess that was to become the French Revolution. Burke's book itself is insightful, but Smith's take on it was not. I do not recommend this book.
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By Mitchell on 04-26-07
This is not the two works in the title. I bought them thinking they were but this is about those two works. It is very very helpful to listen to prior to reading either of the two works. Smith does a good job of summarizing. It is instrumental to understanding the works.
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