The Skeleton of a Philosophy: Conservatism, by Roger Scruton (Book Review)

Title: ConservatismAuthor: Sir Roger ScrutonPlace: Great BritainPublisher: ProfilePublication date: 10th August 2017Edition: FirstPages: 149Price: £8.99ISBN: 978-1781257524 With perhaps the exception of Edmund Burke, no figure towers higher in conservative philosophy than Professor Sir Roger Scruton; since the late-1970s he has written tirelessly on a broad range of issues, including aesthetics, art, music, poetry, sex, love, Hegel, Kent, […]

A Brief History of Conservatism (II): Free Speech

You would be hard-pressed to find a more contemporary dilemma in modern western culture than that of ‘free speech’. As the issue rears its head more frequently – especially, it would seem, on university campuses – the conservative finds himself more and more pressed to defend the liberal notion of the ‘right to free speech’, […]

A Brief History of Conservatism (I): Preface, and Property

Preface to the series:The intention of this series of articles, which shall run over the next two months, is to propose an understanding of the history of conservatism, and the currents of thought that flow like rivers into a deep lake. This is a grand undertaking, since there is no central text to conservatism, unlike […]