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Edmund Burke in America: The Contested Career of the Father of Modern Conservatism

Drew Maciag


The statesman and political philosopher Edmund Burke (1729–1797) is a touchstone for modern conservatism in the United States, and his name and his writings have been invoked by figures ranging from the arch Federalist George Cabot to the twentieth-century political philosopher Leo Strauss. But Burke's legacy has neither been consistently associated with conservative thought nor has his political vision been fully appreciated by his American admirers or detractors. This book traces Burke's reception and reputation in the United States. The book is sensitive to the relationship between American ... More

Keywords: Edmund Burke, modern conservatism, New Conservatives, American politics, political vision, American life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780801448959
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801448959.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Drew Maciag, author
University of Rochester, SUNY Geneseo, and Nazareth College