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Edmund Burke

Intellectual Prescience: Insight or Illusion?

The following guest post is by Drew Maciag, author of Edmund Burke in America: The Contested Career of the Father of Modern Conservatism.  A prefatory note by Drew: “Upon reading Andy Seal’s excellent post on “Why Richard Rorty Was Not a Prophet” (which now has a Part 2), an example from my own research instantly sprang to mind.  It’s taken me some time to respond because I was experiencing post-election stress disorder.  No harm done, this topic is timeless!” -1- The story is often told like this: At a particularly crucial moment in Western history, a wise and learned man Read more