Roger Scruton, RIP

Roger Scruton, RIP

By Richard Cocks With the passing of Roger Scruton his contributions to religious, political, and philosophical topics will be sorely missed. His calm, thoughtful essays and books were especially appreciated by those dissenting thinkers willing to deviate from strains...
Pondering the Defeatists

Pondering the Defeatists

The Age of Defeat by Colin Wilson with an introduction by Thomas F. Bertonneau. Aristeia Press, 2018. Paperback, 243 pages, $15. Reviewed by Richard Cocks This handsome new edition of The Age of Defeat is complemented by Tom Bertonneau’s excellent introduction....

Liar or Fake, and Other Clarifying Questions

Confessions of a Heretic: Selected Essays by Roger Scruton. Devon: Notting Hill Editions, 2017. Hardcover, 208 pages, $12.89. In “Faking It,” Roger Scruton distinguishes between a liar and a fake; a most topical notion. The liar intends to deceive. The fake, on the...

A Rebel Against Rebellion

Conversations with Roger Scruton by Roger Scruton and Mark Dooley. Bloomsbury Continuum, 2016. Hardcover, 213 pages, $28. Roger Scruton’s (b. 1944) conservatism has scandalized the bulk of the British intellectual community since the 1970s. This thinker and writer’s...

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