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    KEENE: Ukraine: Repeating a perilous history

    Though the now trite-sounding quote is often attributed to George Santayana, it was actually that old conservative Edmund Burke who first warned that "those who don't know history are destined to repeat it."

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    NAPOLITANO: Congress' unconscionable silence at presidential power grabs

    The political philosopher Edmund Burke once remarked that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good folks to do nothing.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Cost of Liberty'

    The subject in this thoughtful and highly readable biography is John Dickinson, "the most underrated of all the founders."

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    SOWELL: Tea Party at the crossroads

    Third parties have had an unbroken record of failure in American presidential politics. So it was refreshing to see in the Tea Party an insurgent movement, mainly of people who were not professional politicians, but who nevertheless had the good sense to see that their only chance of getting their ideals enacted into public policies was within one of the two major parties.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Edmund Burke'

    Read enough copies of The National Review, The Weekly Standard or any other conservative publication and it is clear that Edmund Burke is some kind of lodestar for modern conservatism. But who was he, and what did he stand for?

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    BLANKLEY: An American obsession with freedom

    The publishing of the Declaration of Independence 233 years ago by our Founders was responded to in London by two of the 18th century's greatest minds: Dr. Samuel Johnson (after whom a literary age was named) and Edmund Burke (the intellectual father of modern Anglo-American conservatism).

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