Leaving the Party

The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke, Volume IV:Party, Parliament, and the Dividing of the Whigs, 1780–1794 edited by p. j. marshall and donald bryantoxford, 608 pages, $200 In May 1791, six months after Edmund Burke touched off a pamphlet war with Reflections on the Revolution in France, a . . . . Continue Reading »

The End of Democracy?

Social media tend to magnify the expansive self, encouraging participants to stake out a virtual identity within the ethereal territory of the world wide web: “This is who I am, like it or not!” “My political beliefs are part of my identity; to call them into question is to call my very identity into question.” Continue Reading »