Thought for the Day
“All that’s necessary
for the forces of evil to win in the world
is for enough good men to do nothing.”
~ Edmund Burke
Born: 12 January 1729 Dublin, Ireland
Died: 9 July 1797 (age 68) Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain
An Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party.
Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals in the 19th century. Since the 20th century, he has generally been viewed as the philosophical founder of modern Conservatism, as well as a representative of classical liberalism.
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