16th June 2020

Alumnus Ray Catlin publishes Core Conservatism: Edmund Burke’s Landmark Definition


Exeter College alumnus Ray Catlin (1975, Modern History) has published a new book about 18th century statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke. Core Conservatism: Edmund Burke’s Landmark Definition asserts the classic view that Edmund Burke defined the foundations of modern conservative thought. It does so by citing extensively the historic evidence provided by Burke himself in his Reflections on the Revolution in France.

Core Conservatism makes the full text of Edmund Burke’s classic statement of Conservative thinking accessible and more comprehensible by providing

  • A Structure and Contents index to the 96,000 word text
  • A universal number referencing system for the 400 paragraphs of the original text
  • An Introduction for those with no previous knowledge of Edmund Burke or his Reflections
  • A 10,000 word summary of Edmund Burke’s political philosophy, citing extensively from Edmund Burke’s own Reflections
  • The author’s personal distillation of Edmund Burke’s thinking in his Reflections to three Primary Principles and 10 key tenets of modern Conservative doctrine

To read more about Core Conservatism and to purchase a copy click here.

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