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" Right, it has been the uniform policy of our constitution to claim and assert our liberties, as an entailed inheritance derived to us from our forefathers, and to be transmitted to our posterity... "
Reflections on the Revolution in France: And on the Proceedings of Certain ... - Página 34
por Edmund Burke - 1814 - 246 páginas
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Creativity, Communication and Cultural Value

Keith Negus, Michael J Pickering - 2004 - 177 páginas
...available, and that tradition, in the pluralised sense of the term, is not to be taken, unquestioningly, as 'an entailed inheritance derived to us from our...forefathers, and to be transmitted to our posterity' (ibid.: 119). This is fundamentally misconceived, for nothing is unchangeably preserved throughout...
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An Imaginative Whig: Reassessing the Life and Thought of Edmund Burke

Ian Crowe - 2005 - 247 páginas
...business of true liberty. On the contrary, as Burke would argue in the Reflections, "|F]rom Magna Charta to the Declaration of Right, it has been the uniform...whatever to any other more general or prior right." These facets of the revolutionary narrative in Burke's historical thought had the further effect of...
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Conservatism Revisited

Peter Viereck - 1950 - 168 páginas
...is a prescriptive constitution . . . [whose] sole authority is that it has existed time out of mind without any reference whatever to any other more general or prior right. Burke shocked his century by his brutal frankness in defending "illusions" and "prejudices" as socially...
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Conservative Thinkers: From John Adams to Winston Churchill

Peter Viereck - 191 páginas
...prescriptive constitution [whose] . . . sole authority is that it has existed time out of mind . . . without any reference whatever to any other more general or prior right." The latest research of the philosopher Leo Strauss confirms that Burke never resolved that contradiction....
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Legislative Principles: The History and Theory of Lawmaking by ...

Robert Luce - 1930 - 667 páginas
...idea in his Reflections on the Revolution in France": "You will observe that from Magna Charta down to the Declaration of Right it has been the uniform policy of our constitution to claim and 'assert OUT liberties, as an entailed inheritance derived to us from our forefathers, and to be transmitted...
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Crowds

Jeffrey Thompson Schnapp, Matthew Tiews - 2006 - 439 páginas
...sacred institutions: king, church, and property. These institutions were natural because inherited: "derived to us from our forefathers, and to be transmitted to our posterity."'4 Subjection of the common people was a natural part of this sacred order, Burke wrote:...
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Troubled Legacies: Narrative and Inheritance

Allan Hepburn - 2007 - 297 páginas
...politics, aesthetics, and national identity. 'You will observe,' he writes, 'that from Magna Carta to the Declaration of Right it has been the uniform...whatever to any other more general or prior right ... We have an inheritable crown, an inheritable peerage, and a House of Commons and a people inheriting...
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The Burke-Wollstonecraft Debate: Savagery, Civilization, and Democracy

Daniel I. O'Neill - 2010 - 291 páginas
...European civilization and its underlying system of manners had to be treated with reverential awe, as an "entailed inheritance derived to us from our...forefathers, and to be transmitted to our posterity." At bottom this is because such institutions were the "happy product of following nature, which is wisdom...
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Reason, Faith, and Politics: Essays in Honor of Werner J. Dannhauser

Arthur M. Melzer, Robert P. Kraynak - 2008 - 227 páginas
...which the constitution has grown over time. From the Magna Carta to the Declaration of Rights, he says, "it has been the uniform policy of our constitution...specially belonging to the people of this kingdom." This policy, he adds, "appears to me to be the result of profound reflection; or rather the happy effect...
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