The Resource The great debate : Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the birth of right and left, Yuval Levin, (electronic resource)

The great debate : Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the birth of right and left, Yuval Levin, (electronic resource)

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The great debate : Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the birth of right and left
Title
The great debate
Title remainder
Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the birth of right and left
Statement of responsibility
Yuval Levin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Great Debate Yuval Levin explores the origins of the familiar left/right divide in American politics by examining the views of the men who best represent each side of that debate: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine. In a groundbreaking exploration of the origins of our political order, Levin shows that our political divide did not originate (as many historians argue) in the French Revolution, but rather in the Anglo-American debate about that revolution. Burke and Paine were both utterly fascinating figures--active in politics, versed in philosophy, and two of the best, most effective and powerful political writers and polemicists in the history of the English speaking world. Levin sets the work of these two men against the dramatic history of their era and shows how they mixed theory and practice to advance their very different notions of liberty, equality, nature, history, reason, revolution, and reform. Paine believed in radical change and saw the American and French Revolutions as catalysts for creating a new society; Burke believed in a significantly more gradual approach with each generation acting merely as part of a long chain of history. These differing approaches to revolution and reform created a division that continues to shape our current political discourse--including issues ranging from gun control and abortion to welfare and economic reform"--
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Levin, Yuval
Dewey number
320.50973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK275
LC item number
.L5 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burke, Edmund
  • Paine, Thomas
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Political science
  • HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Essays
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Reference
  • United States
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The great debate : Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the birth of right and left, Yuval Levin, (electronic resource)
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http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F1095A8A-B0B1-4126-8090-24446F43808B
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-266) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two lives in the arena -- Nature and history -- Justice and order -- Choice and obligation -- Reason and prescription -- Revolution and reform -- Generations and the living
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465040940
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Lccn
2013032088
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864849657
Label
The great debate : Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the birth of right and left, Yuval Levin, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F1095A8A-B0B1-4126-8090-24446F43808B
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-266) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two lives in the arena -- Nature and history -- Justice and order -- Choice and obligation -- Reason and prescription -- Revolution and reform -- Generations and the living
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465040940
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Lccn
2013032088
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864849657

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