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:

Richard Price's A Discourse on the Love of Our Country:

Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France:

Edmund Burke's Letter to a Member of the National Assembly:

C.S. Lewis' The Abolition of Man:

Rémi Brague's God as a Gentleman:

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