"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing" -Edmund Burke, on the French Revolution - American Minute with Bill Federer
Edmund Burke is considered the most influential orator in the British House of Commons in the 18th century.
His first notable writings was an anonymous publication A Vindication of Natural Society, 1756, which was a satirical criticism of the deism promoted by Lord Bolingbroke:
"... The same engines which were employed for the destruction of religion, might be employed with equal success for the subversion of government."