Roger Scruton


Should I Forgive the Journalist Who Got Me Fired?

The former head of Britain’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission says he feels gratitude, not resentment, over his ouster as chairman.

Here’s What I Want from Modern Architecture

Architects need to stop aiming for the ‘iconic’ and focus on everyday beauty.

AUDIO: Sir Roger Scruton on Faith, Family and Finding Conservatism

EPPC Senior Fellow Sir Roger Scruton appared on Unherd’s Confessions with Giles Fraser to talk about the importance of faith and family, finding conservatism, humanity in architecture, and being a class traitor.

The Fury of the Modernists

From its beginnings in the Bauhaus, architectural modernism has been less an aesthetic experiment than a moral crusade.

You Can Hate Me as Much as You Like – It’s Not a Crime

If there is hatred in our society, it does not come from ordinary prejudices, such as those that lead rival groups of citizens to treat each other with suspicion; it stems from those who do not see prejudice for what it is, the natural response to difference, and the desire to live in a comfort zone of one’s own.

VIDEO: An Interview with Roger Scruton

EPPC Senior Fellow Sir Roger Scruton appeared at the Heritage Foundation for a wide-ranging discussion of the foundations of conservatism and much more.

The Beauty of Belonging

Everyday aesthetic judgment is profoundly rooted in the sense of community, and also forms a part of the collective effort whereby communities are brought into being and maintained in equilibrium.

The Pompidou Centre, Paris’s Great Blemish

From no angle does the ostentatious Pompidou Centre fit in with its surroundings, nor did it occur to its architects that it should.

The Threat of ‘Genius’ to Truly Successful Architecture

The pursuit of genius in architecture is what has most contributed to the unstitching of our urban fabric, giving us those buildings in outlandish shapes and unsightly materials that take a chunk of the city and make it into somewhere else.

Interview: Sir Roger Scruton on What It Means to Be a Conservative

Sir Roger Scruton talks to National Review about his latest book and the meaning of conservatism.