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How to Be a Conservative   Lecture and Books

Started 10/11/19 by Lana (Redneckbab1); 604 views.
Lana (Redneckbab1)

From: Lana (Redneckbab1)


--About the Guest: Sir Roger Scruton.

Sir Roger Scruton is an English writer and philosopher who has published more than fifty books in philosophy, aesthetics, and politics. His book discussed in this episode was How to Be a Conservative;  it was published in 2014.

Sir Roger Scruton: How to Be a Conservative

Sir Roger examines a brief history of conservatism in the twentieth century of England in regard to Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill. Although  he appreciates what Margaret Thatcher stood for, he argues that she had many conservative ideals but never used the conservative framework to organize her overall political strategy. Instead she organized around market economics, which was not always effective in the social, cultural, and legal areas. Peter Robinson argues that Winston Churchill did a much better job of organizing around conservative ideals but eventually lost an election because he didn’t have the vocabulary or the focus on free markets. They discuss the tenuous relationship between free markets and conservative ideals that have not mixed well together in British politics.

    HooverInstitution 19 Jul 2017


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Lana (Redneckbab1)

From: Lana (Redneckbab1)


Can anyone see the social Lefty clash here? scream

Roger Scruton's political rendering is about the insecure mutiny by students in the1960s in Paris, the complete tantrum then by those regularly protesters we have to these days initiated every other day up to now in this century by our hysterical millennium….  the protestors keep on grovelling whether it's about the fraudulent climate panic, abortion, or black lives matter, or even Brexit, or whatsoever is on the protest menu's du-jour!



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From: funiki


This is one man among many authors I admire for his wisdom and courage!



From: Berylline


LONG TIME FAN!! thumbsup

Sir Roger Scruton is everyone's same mind philosopher...


From: S0DASI


You may as well say, how to be a toral jerk, a bully and a racist!!!

Zoe (ZeeMom1)

From: Zoe (ZeeMom1)


relaxed Sir Roger Scruton points out all the violence the left has done during his generation.

It is always an enjoyment to listen to an intellectual conservative, it gives bright expectations!