The Heart of Edmund Burke

Audio. Vigen Guroian, "The Heart of Edmund Burke," lecture hosted by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 9 January 1988.


Burke was a man of great compassion. … His conservatism was a justice-seeking conservatism for the sake of a humanity which often times lives under conditions unsuited to a creature made in the image and likeness of God. His conservatism did not originate—as surely some (perhaps many) conservatisms do—merely or even primarily, from the desire to maintain the control of a ruling class over a particular social order.