Irish statesman who thought his way through British politics
Edmund Burke: Philosopher, Politician, Prophet by Jesse Norman. William Collins, €25.20. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch.
This is a book about 18th century politics with a 21st century context. Jesse Norman is one of the British Conservative Party's brightest young talents and has been widely tipped as a future prime minister. By writing this heartfelt tribute to the great Anglo-Irish statesman Edmund Burke, he is dropping a clear hint about the values that will inspire him if he ever makes it to 10 Downing Street.
In many ways, it is amazing that...
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