Category: Jake Scott

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The Conservative Reading List

To prospective university students: one, congratulations; two, you must be prepared to enter an environment in which conservative ideas are at best ignored, and at worst openly derided. In my experience, conservatism is seen...

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The Gift of Owen Jones │ Jake Scott

Usually, the divisive figures in politics are the politicians. Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Nicola Sturgeon, Jeremy Corbyn, Jacob Rees-Mogg; almost every major political figure is divisive in some way. And this is not surprising;...

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In Defence of Useless Things │ Jake Scott

“All art is quite useless” declared Oscar Wilde, and in doing so summarised succinctly the traditional discipline of aesthetic appreciation, and beauty. “Art is useless,” thought Wilde, “because its aim is simply to create...