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All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.  - Edmund Burke
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Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches (1963 edition), Transaction Publishers - ISBN: 9781412822220
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Works of Edmund Burke in Twelve Volumes (Mobi Collected Works) (2009 edition), MobileReference - ISBN: 9781607783749
Edmund Burke
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Speech on the Middlesex Election, 1771

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Born: January 12, 1729

Died: July 9, 1797 (aged 68)

Nationality: Irish

Occupation: Statesman

Bio: Edmund Burke was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party.

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