Colin Kidd: Burke, 4 February 2016
Show More Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke by Richard Bourke.
Princeton, 1001 pp., £30.95, September 2015, 978 0 691 14511 2Show More
Training Minds for the War of Ideas: Ashridge College, the Conservative Party and the Cultural Politics of Britain, 1929-54 by Clarisse Berthezène.
Manchester, 214 pp., £75, June 2015, 978 0 7190 8649 6Show More
The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke, Vol. IV: Party, Parliament and the Dividing of the Whigs, 1780-94 edited by P.J. Marshall and Donald Bryant.
Oxford, 674 pp., £120, October 2015, 978 0 19 966519 8Show More
“... run Conservatives accepted Burke without complication as the founding philosopher of their creed. Clarisse Berthezène’s fascinating account of Bonar Law Memorial College, Ashridge, founded by the Conservatives in 1929 as a semi-autonomous centre for political education, shows that Burke, alongside Disraeli, figured prominently on the curriculum of ...”