His life and works appears to have little influence at the top of the current Conservative Party, and among the wider membership and the British public. But it seems that in those countries where Scruton went behind the Iron Curtain, his work and life is not just remembered, he is still actively saving minds.
An emphatic 66 per cent are opposed to LDNs – and a socking great 83 per cent to the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030.
The option to “merely sit” is not available at present, since there is currently a battle of ideas between conservatism and its foes, and also one taking place within conservative thought itself.
They are a repackaging of a timeless, even a Scrutonian, ideal: of the need for home and for neighbourhood as we make our brief passage through the world.
The uniqueness of architecture that defines villages and towns has been replaced by concrete and stone chips. The variety of colours has been replaced by grey.
The second part of a ConHome series this week on housing and planning in the wake of the Queen’s Speech.
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.
Arrested by the KGB for bringing in leaflets supporting multilateral disarmament, I was “banned for life” from returning.
Our five year electoral cycle is driving MPs to compete for short-term green subsidies without questioning the medium-term consequences.
The White Paper accepts that place-making and urban design play a vital role in the edification of the human person.
Capitalism adapts and we are the party of innovation and opportunity. The crisis has meant a return to the Big Society.
These figures will change substantially in the final version of the algorithm, especially because it will take into account green belt restrictions.
The new zone proposals will take away the effective monopoly of the big developers, allowing a genuine market to deliver for people.