Yuval Levin on Edmund Burke’s Political Thought

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Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke


Yuval Levin discusses Edmund Burke‘s Reflections on the Revolution in France with John J. Miller on The Great Books podcast. He explains the significance of Burke’s distinction between the American Revolution‘s aim for ordered liberty and the licentiousness of the French Revolution. He also notes the overlap between Burke’s thought and some of the Founders’ teachings. Listen to the podcast below:



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Yuval LevinYuval Levin is the editor of National Affairs. He is also the Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a senior editor of The New Atlantis, and a contributing editor to National Review and the Weekly Standard. He has been a member of the White House domestic policy staff (under President George W. Bush), executive director of the President’s Council on Bioethics, and a congressional staffer. His essays and articles have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, and others, and he is the author, most recently, of The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism. He holds a BA from American University and a PhD from the University of Chicago.


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