New Humanists
New Humanists
Dec 15, 2022
Reflections on the Sexual Revolution in France | Episode XXXVII
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After reading Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, a member of the French National Assembly wrote to Burke, asking for more of his analysis on the revolution then underway. In reply, Burke wrote a long letter which included a sustained attack on the preeminent philosopher of the revolution: Jean-Jacques Rousseau. This analysis identifies that at the heart of the uprising in France lies an attempt to totally transform education - and in particular, its role in forming norms around sexual behavior.


Richard M. Gamble’s The Great Tradition: https://amzn.to/3Q4lRnO


Richard Price's A Discourse on the Love of Our Country: https://oll.libertyfund.org/title/price-a-discourse-on-the-love-of-our-country


Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780199539024


Edmund Burke's Letter to a Member of the National Assembly: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/15700/15700-h/15700-h.htm#MEMBER_OF_THE_NATIONAL_ASSEMBLY


C.S. Lewis' The Abolition of Man: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780060652944


Rémi Brague's God as a Gentleman: https://www.firstthings.com/article/2019/02/god-as-a-gentleman


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Music: Save Us Now by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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