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" A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation. "
The Wisdom and Genius of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke: Illustrated in a ... - Seite 11
von Peter Burke - 1845 - 426 Seiten
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The Moral of the Story: Literature and Public Ethics

Henry T. Edmondson - 2000 - 261 Seiten
...France (Oxford: Oxford University Press / World Classics, 1993), especially pp. 21-23. Burke writes: "A state without the means of some change is without...its conservation. Without such means it might even risque the loss of that part of the constitution which it wished the most religiously to preserve."...
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The Modern British Party System

Paul Webb - 2000 - 312 Seiten
...established order', and Conservatives have concluded that it may often prove necessary to accept change, for 'a state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation' (Burke 1968: 106). Consequently, Conservatism resembles - as Sir Ian Gilmour once put it - 'an archeological...
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Social Science Quotations: Who Said What, When, and Where

David L. Sills, Robert King Merton - 2000 - 437 Seiten
...1904:169. 5 Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. Speech at the Guildhall in Bristol (1780) 1904:395. e A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation. Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) 1865:259. 7 People will not look forward to posterity,...
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Reforming the Constitution: Debates in Twentieth-century Britain

Peter Catterall, Professor of European Studies Wolfram Kaiser, Wolfram Kaiser, Ulrike Walton-Jordan - 2000 - 304 Seiten
...BRITISH POLITICS Edmund Burke reminded his readers in the Reflections on the Revolution in France that A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.' Echoing this view during the parliamentary debates on the reform of the franchise in 1831, Macaulay...
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Is There a Third Way?

Glen Segell - 2000 - 120 Seiten
...tradition was essential - he refers to 'the wisdom of nations and of ages' - but equally he believed that 'a state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation'80. The New Whigs favoured pragmatism and moderation, opposing dogmatism, doctrinaire...
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Friends and Citizens: Essays in Honor of Wilson Carey McWilliams

Wilson C. McWilliams, Peter Dennis Bathory, Nancy Lynn Schwartz - 2001 - 311 Seiten
...was, in a certain sense, the Burkean figure of his generation — following Edmund Burke's maxim that, "a state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation."66 Lincoln finally achieved both the moral goal of ending slavery and his personal goal...
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: The Ascent from Ideology

Daniel J. Mahoney - 2001 - 181 Seiten
...Revolution in France (Oxford: Oxford University Press/ World Classics, 1993) esp. 21-23. Burke writes: "A state without the means of some change is without...which it wished the most religiously to preserve." 34. The Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939 is perhaps the classic example of a civil conflict where the...
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The Oxford Illustrated History of Western Philosophy

Sir Anthony Kenny - 1997 - 420 Seiten
...constitutional, change should always be in response to some change in non-political circumstances. As he puts it, 'a state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation'. But change should be continuous and graduaL Prescription, which he intends in its legal sense as 'uninterrupted...
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Conservatism: Dream and Reality: Dream and Reality

Robert A. Nisbet - 1986 - 118 Seiten
...Burke on have tended to oppose. There is no reason to doubt Burke's sincerity in the well known words: 'A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.' We know he virtually adored the Revolution of 1688; and his sympathy for the American colonists rested...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 2000 - 727 Seiten
...extinguished for ever.' Evidently politics should not be reduced to a science." Burke never scanted reform - 'a state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation' 12 - but, he insisted, change must come gradually and it must be consensual. Not even Burke's rhetoric...
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