Edmund Burke And Karl Marx And The French Revolution

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On the Jewish Question was written Karl Marx in 1843 and Reflection on the Revolution in France was written by Edmund Burke in the 1790s during the French Revolution. Both Edmund Burke and Karl Marx rejected the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen. In their writing, Marx puts a larger focus on commenting on Bruno Bauer’s argument on political emancipation of the Jew and commentating on the work of Bruno Bauer. On the other hand, Burke argues that the French Revolution would end in a catastrophe because of the fact that old traditional values were being tossed aside.
While both men come from different sides of the political spectrum—Edmund Burke is from the conservative right and Karl Marx is from the liberal/socialist left—they both disagree with the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen in their writing. As a conservative, Burke claims, “the very idea of the fabrication of a new government is enough to fill us with disgust and horror.” From there, one can comprehend Burke’s main argument and his love of tradition, which ultimately explains why he is against the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen and the French Revolution. Burke does not believe in replacing an institution that has existed for decades. Instead of having a revolution and tearing down the principles that guide society, Burke would argue for gradual reform. Burke believes that “when antient options and rules of life are taken away, the loss cannot possibly be estimated.” Although
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