The meetings of The Edmund Burke Society:

The first meeting for 2018 will be on Friday 23 February at Pure South Dining, River Level, Southgate Building, 3 Southgate Ave, Southbank.  Start 7 pm. 

Seminar topic: The first meeting for 2018 will consider Burke’s ideas on what it means to be a people or nation in the context of Douglas Murray’s THE STRANGE DEATH OF EUROPE: IMMIGRATION, IDENTITY ISLAM. We will consider the strength of Murray’s evidence and argument. If his evidence and argument are compelling, we will assess the role of Marxist and neo-Marxist thinking in the capitulation of Europe.

We are aiming at four meetings this year, with an option for a fifth, depending on demand. The general theme will be a comparison of Marxism and its offshoots (postmodernism, identity politics, gender theory) with Burke’s philosophy. We will carry on from the last meeting of 2017 where we had a most interesting discussion about Marx’s materialist dialectic.

The meetings for 2018 will be at an excellent venue:
Restaurant Pure South Dining, River Level, Southgate Building, 3 Southgate Ave, Southbank. Start 7 pm. 

– The meetings will be in seminar format.
– Handouts with discussion points will be handed to each seminar attendee.
– The seminar will proceed between the serving of drinks and food.

References for Marxism:

  • Marxism: For and Against, Robert L. Heilbroner
  • Marxism Unmasked, Ludwig von Mises
  • A Short History of Modern Philosophy, Descartes to Wittgenstein, Chapters 14 & 15, Roger Scruton

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