Roger Scruton


As the Left Surges Back, Marxism’s Bloody Legacy is Covered Up

Monuments to the victims of fascism exist everywhere, but communism’s victims are hardly remembered at all.

The Tories Will Stay Lost Until They Relearn How to be Conservative

Conservatives in the U.K. could, if they chose, call upon a great tradition of social and political thinking that is far more plausible than the leftist ideology of the Momentum movement.

The Threat of Free Speech in the University

Free speech in a university is a very different thing from free speech in Congress or Parliament, freedom of the press, or free speech in the street.

The Case for Nations

The ‘we’ of the nation-state binds people together, builds an important legacy of social trust and blunts the sharp edges of globalization.

If We Are Not Just Animals, What Are We?

There is something in the human condition that suggests the need for special treatment.

The Virtue of Irrelevance

For the teacher, respect for children means giving them whatever one has by way of knowledge, teaching them to distinguish real knowledge from mere opinion, and introducing them to the subjects that make the mind adaptable to the unforeseen — even if those subjects are considered “irrelevant.”

Is High Culture a Luxury, or a Necessity?

From fine art to music, enjoying high culture has largely been seen as a reserve for leisure time – but in truth, it’s an essential element of everyday life.

What’s the Point of Education?

Once we see that the primary purpose of education is to safeguard knowledge, all the fairy castles of the educationists tumble in ruins.

AUDIO: Roger Scruton on “The Trump Card” on BBC Radio 4

EPPC Senior Fellow Roger Scruton assesses some of the reasons behind Donald Trump’s victory, and compares it with the Brexit vote earlier this year.

National Borders are the Only Sure Guardians of Democracy. The EU Ignores Them at its Peril.

It is only when people define their loyalty in territorial and national terms that differences of religion, class and ideology can be put aside and an elected government accepted by everyone, including the many who did not vote for it.