What Does It Mean to be “Conservative”?

What Does It Mean to be “Conservative”? July 30, 2018

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!

Madeleine Kearns interviews him for National Review.  Here are some snippets:


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