Talk:Edmund Burke

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Former good article Edmund Burke was one of the History good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Infobox philosopher[edit]

Note to editors: please do not delete the Infobox philosopher template [1] or add unsupported infobox parameters [2]. The parameters of Infobox philosopher are vital to the purposes of WikiProject Philosophy. If you want to add an Infobox officeholder, please do it as is done in the article about Joseph Stiglitz were both an Infobox economist and an Infobox officeholder are featured. Thanks. --Omnipaedista (talk) 12:07, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Was Burke a Free Mason?[edit]

The article suggests it kind of underhandedly (“Rockingham also introduced Burke as a Freemason.[31][32]”) but never deals with the issue head on. I found some references to Burke’s masonry on some pro-masons websites, but needless to say they are not without a conflict of interest. It seems surprising to me that during all my reading about Burke nobody else mentioned it. Is it because most conservatives are Catholics and they don't want to admit it or what?

Ceplm (talk) 09:38, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Burke was one of Samuel Johnson's pall bearers[edit]

I think it's worth mentioning, but where to put it? Frank Lynch (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 02:42, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Edmund Burke/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Last edited at 08:43, 27 April 2009 (UTC). Substituted at 14:08, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

"False quotes"[edit]

I just removed this from the False Quotes section:

The source of this idea is Plato who wrote "The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men."[1]

Yes that's right - a quote attributed to Plato on a travel website has been used as a reputable source on wikipedia, in a section warning of disreputable quote sources no less. Well, I guess it's not the first time. I'm just visiting this page, but since this was the only link I clicked on, I wouldn't mind betting there are other similarly astounding links on it. 110.20.168.169 (talk) 03:00, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

  1. ^ "Plato, Greek Philosopher". Ancient Greek Philosophers by Endless Greece Guide. Retrieved 25 November 2015.