- 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
General Meeting (June 2018) – William Pitt the Younger and Revolutionary France:
The next General Meeting of the Edmund Burke’s Club of Australia will be held on Friday, 15 June 2018, at the Melbourne Savage Club – arrive at 6 pm for pre-drinks with the talk to commence from 6:30 pm.
As usual, we will have dinner at the RACV Club afterwards. RSVPs for those able to attend the meeting and/or the dinner are needed by Tuesday, 12 June and can be made by contacting email@example.com.
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