A classroom project conducted at The Citadel in partnership with ISI.
Session 2: Edmund Burke and the Origins of Modern Conservatism
Guest Lecturer: David Armstrong Norcross, Esq. — View a short interview regarding this theme
Themes: Overview of ideas and circumstances surrounding the origins of modern conservatism; the Burke-Paine debate over the nature of liberty, the foundations of state and society, and human rights; the significance of private property; contrasting conservatism and 18th century liberalism.
Blackstone, William. Commentaries on the Laws of England in Four Books, Chapter 1: Of the Absolute Rights of Individuals, §122–128
Burke, Edmund. Select Works of Edmund Burke, Vol. 2: Reflections on the Revolution in France (p. 136–144, 151–157, 159–176)
Campbell, William. “Blackstone’s Law and Economics”
Kirk, Russell. “Edmund Burke: A Revolution of Theoretic Dogma,” The Essential Russell Kirk (p. 138–152)
Kirk, Russell. “Three Pillars of Order: Edmund Burke, Samuel Johnson, Adam Smith”
Paine, Thomas. Selections, Common Sense, in David Hollinger and Charles Capper, The American Intellectual Tradition: Volume I – 1630 to 1865
Paine, Thomas. Selections, The Rights of Man in The Portable Enlightenment Reader (p. 469–472)
Stanlis, Peter. “Ideology and the Revolutionary Spirit”
Burke, Edmund. Speech on Conciliation with the Colonies, March 22, 1775
Burke, Edmund. Thoughts and Details on Scarcity
Petrella, Frank. “Edmund Burke: A Liberal Practitioner of Political Economy”
Preece, Rod. “The Political Economy of Edmund Burke”
Winthrop, John. “A Modell of Christian Charity,” in David Hollinger and Charles Capper, The American Intellectual Tradition: Volume I – 1630 to 1865 (see also this link)
Nisbet, Robert A. Conservatism: Dream and Reality. Open University Press, 1986.