• Study the thought of Edmund Burke
  • Apply the thought of Edmund Burke
  • Take part in instructive and entertaining meetings
  • Enjoy the fellowship of the like-minded

…when bad men combine, the good must associate;
else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle…

WELCOME to the website of Edmund Burke’s Club (Australia) Inc. The quotation above comes from one of Edmund Burke’s most powerful pamphlets, Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents (1770). Burke was writing about the ‘distempers’ in government that arose from the throne’s creeping influence in the British parliament by way of ‘friendly’ members bought off with favours or subdued by threats of the loss of patronage. Members became divided into the King’s ‘in’ or ‘out’ group. Burke argued for the integrity of the parliament and against abuses of the system. The remedy for the abuse whether it came from within or from outside the parliament by people pursuing their own interests was for men of principle to join in common cause – to be become a party of principle and sustained policy.

Members of Edmund Burke’s Club (Australia) Inc. think Edmund Burke had a lot to say about government, political reason, culture and nation that has much application in our present discontents. They have come together to study his thought. Read more

Annual General Meeting – 2020-21, followed by presentation from Dr Martin Black:

The Edmund Burke’s Club of Australia Inc. will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2020-21 on Friday, 4th December, 2020 at the Savage Club in Melbourne. The business of the AGM will involve the conduction of elections for the forthcoming year on the Club executive. Members and guests are asked to arrive by 6 pm for drinks and finger food. The meeting will then commence at 6:30 pm sharp.

Following this, Dr Martin Balck will be presenting on “The Post-Modern World: The Enlightenment Gone Mad”, developing a theme from his last presentation.

Dinner will then take place at the Savage Club immediately following the meeting.

The RSVP date is Wednesday, 2nd December, which can be made via our email address at edmundburkeclub@gmail.com.

A reminder that the dress code for the Savage Club is tie & jacket for men and the equivalent for ladies.

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