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Observations on a late publication intituled the Present State of the Nation


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Edmund Burke (1729—1797) politician and author

 

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A political treatise by E. Burke, published 1769.

This was Burke's first controversial publication on political matters. It is a reply to an anonymous pamphlet attributed to George Grenville, in which the decision of the Grenville administration to tax America was defended on the ground that the charges left by the war had made this course necessary. Burke reviews the economic condition of England and France, and defends the repeal of the Stamp Act by the Rockingham administration for the reason that ‘politics should be adjusted, not to human reasonings, but to human nature’, and that ‘people must be governed in a manner agreeable to their temper and disposition’.

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