Renowned philosopher Roger Scruton draws on his own experience as a counter-culture presence in public life to explain conservatism in a sceptical age.
Sir Roger Scruton is widely seen as one of the greatest conservative thinkers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and a polymath who wrote a wide array of fiction, non-fiction and reviews. He was the author of over fifty books. A graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge, Scruton was Professor of Aesthetics at Birkbeck College, London and a visiting professor at Oxford University. Scruton died in January 2020.
Roger Scruton is that rarest of things: a first-rate philosopher
who actually has a philosophy ... one of the few intellectually
authoritative voices in modern British conservatism -- Jesse Norman
* Spectator *
Roger Scruton is one of our great men of speculation -- David Willetts * Standpoint *
A persuasive and poignant little book -- Ferdinand Mount * The Oldie *
Elegantly written and thought-provoking ... I loved this book, especially the way it seems to be aimed as much at the heart as the mind. On both it has a cleansing effect , the equivalent of eating a tart lemon sorbet * Country Life *