The Modern Dialogue of Liberty: From the French Revolution to the Disintegration of the British Empire


The aim of this conference was to examine two crises in France and England as they were understood both at home and abroad. This conference explored the fate of liberty through these crises in its relation to political upheaval, civil confrontation, nationalism, and war.


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Further Reflections on the Revolution in France

by By Edmund Burke
Edited by Daniel E. Ritchie

In his famous Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), Edmund Burke excoriated French revolutionary leaders for recklessly destroying France’s venerable institutions and way of life. But his war against the French intelligentsia did not end there, and Burke continued to take pen in hand against the Jacobins until his…

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Additional Readings

Tocqueville, Alexis de. The Old Regime and the Revolution. Edited by Alan S. Kahan. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.