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Burke and the Law of Nations
Burke the Perennial Political Philosopher
Burkes Critique of the Enlightenment
Burke and the Rationalism of the Enlightenment
Burke and the Sensibility of Rousseau
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Página xvi - Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom.
Página 5 - Far am I from denying in theory, full as far is my heart from withholding in practice, (if I were of power to give or to withhold,) the real rights of men. In denying their false claims of right, I do not mean to injure those which are real, and are such as their pretended rights would totally destroy.