By (author) Conor Cruise O'Brien
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Edmund Burke by Conor Cruise O'Brien
Book DescriptionStatesman, political thinker, orator and ardent campaigner, Edmund Burke was one of the greatest minds of the eighteenth century. His ideas and principles were expressed in the great debates over liberty, the rights of man and the American and French Revolutions, and are among the most important in modern history. Conor Cruise O'Brien's magisterial book is a rich and fascinating biography of an extraordinary man.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099433446
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Conor Cruise O'Brien
To Katanga and Back, Paperback (January 2015)
Tells the story of how a brilliant Irish diplomat found himself in Africa amid one of history's maelstroms. This title reconstructs the complex, tragic, sometimes comic events of a drama in which he found himself controversially at centre stage. It presents a study of the game of nations, and of the UN's functioning and malfunctioning.
On the Eve of the Millennium, Paperback (November 1995)
Examines how nationalism and religion are threatening democracy, the rule of the law, and freedom of expression throughout the world. The book points to nations who, by closing their borders to the tide of illegal immigrants, are abandoning their commitment to the international rights of man.
Deaths of Louis XVI, Paperback (July 1994)
Investigates the regicide's pivotal role in French intellectual history and political mythology. This book examines how thinkers on the right and left repudiated regicide and terror, while articulating a compassionate, humanitarian vision, which became the moral basis for the modern French nation. It focuses on the fluidity of political myths.
Reflections on the Revolution in France, Paperback (September 1982)» View all books by Conor Cruise O'Brien
Presenting a scathing attack on the French revolution's attitudes to existing institutions, property and religion, this work makes a cogent case for upholding inherited rights and established customs. It argues for piecemeal reform rather than revolutionary change, and deplores the influence the revolution might have in Britain.
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Author Biography - Conor Cruise O'Brien
Connor Cruise O'Brien was born in 1917. A writer and diplomat, he was the United Nations special representative in the Congo in 1961. To Katanga and Back (1962), a book drawing on these experiences, is a classic in modern African history. In 1965 O'Brien took a Chair at New York University. He has been pro-Chancellor of the University of Dublin since 1973, and was Editor in Chief of the Observer between 1978 and 1981. One of the most outspoken opponents of the IRA, O'Brien has written a number of treatises against the dangers of the myths of Irish republicanism and, in 1996, he was elected to the Northern Ireland negotiating forum as a member of the new UK Unionist Party. Among his many publications are Parnell and his Party (1957), Writers and Politics (1965), States of Ireland (1972), and The Siege (1986). He published his autobiography, Memoir: My Life and Themes, in 1998.
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