Richard Bourke
Professor in the History of Political Thought, Queen Mary University of London

Richard Bourke is a professor in the history of political thought at Queen Mary University of London. His work has appeared in the Financial Times, The Times Literary Supplement and Prospect magazine, among others. His most recent book is Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke (2015).

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Edmund Burke (1730 - 1797) by Joshua Reynolds, ca 1769. Photo by Getty

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Political philosophy
Burke was no conservative

Edmund Burke’s support for the American Revolution, and opposition to the French, have been misunderstood

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