Summer 1966 • Vol. XXVIII No. 3 Book Reviews |

Bolingbroke, Burke, and the Statesman

Viscount Bolingbroke, Tory Humanist by Jeffrey Hart. University of Toronto Press, $5.00. Statesmanship And Party Government: A Study of Burke and Bolingbroke by Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr. University of Chicago Press, $7.50. More penetrating criticism of Edmund Burke has been published in the past fifteen years than in the whole preceding century; and Burke's influence upon political thought—indeed, even upon political action—is stronger than it has been since the first quarter of the nineteenth century. Now, after a longer period of neglect, Henry St. John, Lord Bolingbroke, is being scrutinized by men of letters and men of political theory. "Who now reads Bolingbroke?" Burke demanded. Burke's own early satire, A Vindication of Natural Society, had overwhelmed Boingbroke's vindication of "natural" religion; one was a great Tory, the other a great Whig; and their private characters were very different. Yet Mr. Hart and Mr. Mansfield link their names, despite these strong distinctio

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