Sir Roger Scruton is a British philosopher who has written perceptively on a wide range of topics. (See, for example, his short book on beauty.) I heard him speak at Patrick Henry College. In all of the subjects that he has treated, Scruton shows himself to be a conservative. He has a new book that explains what that means: Conservatism: An Invitation to the Great Tradition.
One of Scruton’s great qualities as a philosopher is that, unlike most of those in his vocation, he is concise!