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The Resource Old Whigs : Burke, Lincoln, and the politics of prudence, by Greg Weiner

Old Whigs : Burke, Lincoln, and the politics of prudence, by Greg Weiner

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Old Whigs : Burke, Lincoln, and the politics of prudence
Title
Old Whigs
Title remainder
Burke, Lincoln, and the politics of prudence
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by Greg Weiner
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Language
eng
Summary
"The virtue of prudence suffuses the writings of Edmund Burke and Abraham Lincoln, yet the demands of statecraft compelled both to take daring positions against long odds: Burke against the seemingly inexorable march of the French Revolution, Lincoln against disunion at a moment when the Northern situation appeared untenable. Placing their statesmanship and writings in relief helps to illuminate prudence in its full dimensions: inflected with caution but not confined to it, bound to circumstance, and finding expression in the particular but grounded in the absolute. This comparative study of two thinkers and statesmen who described themselves as "Old Whigs" argues for a recovery of prudence as the political virtue par excellence by viewing it through theeyes, words and deeds of two of its foremost exemplars. Both statesmen deeply informed by the life of the mind, Burke and Lincoln illustrate prudence in its universal but also contrasting dimensions. Burke emphasized the primacy of feeling, Lincoln the axioms of logic. Burke saw British prudence emanating from the mists of ancient history; for Lincoln, America's soul lay in a discrete moment of founding in 1776. Yet both were moved by a respect for the mysterious and customary. Each maintained the virtueof compromise while adhering to immovable commitments. At a time when American politics, and American conservatism in particular, teems with a desire for boldness but also an innate resistance to schemes of social or political transformation, this book answers with a fuller and richer account of prudence as it emerges in the thought and action of two of the great statesmen and thinkers of modern times"--
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contains biographical information
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Weiner, Greg
Dewey number
172
Index
index present
LC call number
JC330.3
LC item number
.W45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Burke, Edmund
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Whig Party (Great Britain)
  • Whig Party (U.S.)
  • Political leadership
  • Prudence
  • Political science
  • United States
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Old Whigs : Burke, Lincoln, and the politics of prudence, by Greg Weiner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
"The God of this lower world": Burke on prudence -- "The family of the lion, or the tribe of the eagle": Lincoln on prudence -- "Sophisters, economists, and calculators": Burke on reason and revelation -- "Definitions and axioms": Lincoln on reason and revelation -- "The little catechism of the rights of man": Burke on liberty -- "As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master": Lincoln on liberty -- "The collected reason of ages": Burke and Lincoln on custom -- Liberty and authority, patience andresolve: recovering the politics of prudence
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 170 pages
Isbn
9781641770507
Lccn
2018053320
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1051670339
Label
Old Whigs : Burke, Lincoln, and the politics of prudence, by Greg Weiner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The God of this lower world": Burke on prudence -- "The family of the lion, or the tribe of the eagle": Lincoln on prudence -- "Sophisters, economists, and calculators": Burke on reason and revelation -- "Definitions and axioms": Lincoln on reason and revelation -- "The little catechism of the rights of man": Burke on liberty -- "As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master": Lincoln on liberty -- "The collected reason of ages": Burke and Lincoln on custom -- Liberty and authority, patience andresolve: recovering the politics of prudence
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 170 pages
Isbn
9781641770507
Lccn
2018053320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1051670339

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