Nobody's Perfect: A New Whig Interpretation of History.
Patterson, Sterling Professor of English at Yale University, re-examines the emergence of liberal thought in England during the 17th and 18th centuries. She shows that Whigs were true progressives. Explores the evolution of thought mainly during the reign of George III, reviewing common themes among such prominent thinkers as John Alton, Edmund Burke, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Erskine, William Wordsworth, as well as many lesser-known individuals. Yale UP, 2002. Hb, Dj. NEW. $15.00