He believed Conservatism is not a political system, but “a way of looking at civic social order.”
At the remarkable age of 91, he is still writing and examining new areas of human experience.
There is real concern among Centre-Right students that their opinions will result in their being penalised academically.
We republish a personal Tory manifesto first published by this site almost exactly five years ago.
Proper visual preference surveys would help ensure attractive, new buildings – which people actually like.
James Kanagasooriam’s recent analysis is powerful, but the suggested solutions are less sure. Simply offering what younger voters want won’t work.
His sacking is more evidence, were it needed, of the tensions that tear at the Tory coalition – and threaten to render it unsustainable.
Should there be a right to extend your house upwards by a floor or two? The residents in each street should be allowed to decide.
Buildings with different functions need to be intertwined. In beautiful cities, people tend to live and work side by side.
His long career evinces both a real understanding of issues such as antisemitism and a philospher’s willingness to change his mind.
Roger Scruton is advising the Government on ensuring new buildings are beautiful. But defeating the architectural establishment will not be easy.
Imagine if they raised money to help honour the soldiers who answered Britain’s call during two world wars – thus showing more than anger and resentment.
By giving local communities more control, and broadening the scope of government priorities to include quality and design, we can get Britain building.