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The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date December 2, 2014
Pages 275
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465062980
ISBN-10 0465062989
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.66 lbs.
Original list price $16.99
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: For more than two centuries, our political life has been divided between a party of progress and a party of conservation. In The Great Debate, Yuval Levin explores the origins of the left/right divide by examining the views of the men who best represented each side of that debate at its outset: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine. In a groundbreaking exploration of the roots of our political order, Levin shows that American partisanship originated in the debates over the French Revolution, fueled by the fiery rhetoric of these ideological titans.
Levin masterfully shows how Burke's and Paine s differing views, a reforming conservatism and a restoring progressivism, continue to shape our current political discourseon issues ranging from abortion to welfare, education, economics, and beyond. Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand Washington s often acrimonious rifts, The Great Debate offers a profound examination of what conservatism, liberalism, and the debate between them truly amount to.

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9780465062980 | details & prices | 275 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.66 lbs | List price $16.99
About: For more than two centuries, our political life has been divided between a party of progress and a party of conservation.
CD/Spoken Word
With Mike Chamberlain (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (December 3, 2013)
9781482946758 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $29.95

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