Roger Scruton Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center
A Year in Which Much Was Lost – but More Gained
During this year much was taken from Sir Roger Scruton — his reputation, his standing as a public intellectual, his position in the Conservative movement, his peace of mind, his health. But much more was given back.
Now in Britain, as Then in Czechoslovakia, the True Intellectual Is a Dissident
The witch-hunting hysteria of Communist Prague has returned with a vengeance, not in Eastern Europe but in Britain, where open inquiry and the presumption of innocence have been, until this moment, the foundation of moral order and the guarantee of civil peace.
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.
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.
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.