Roger Scruton

Heretics like me should not be silenced by mobs

I unwisely gave an interview to a magazine that once employed me. It was just an exercise to smear me — and to try to shut me up

An Aesthetic and Moral Disaster

Roger Scruton introduces Syrian architect and author Marwa al-Sabouni's analysis of the root cause of the Syrian Civil War

Opera is Not Just Our Most Expensive Noise

Standing at the apex of our culture, the operatic art form remains the supreme test of any composer — as I know from experience

Our Island Stories

A new book by Harry Mount attributes the particular, phlegmatic character of the English to the nature of England itself

In Vino Veritas: I’ll Drink to That

Binge drinking may look like a communal act, but it as an act of solitude, celebrating the self

Morality and Public Space

The Western democratic state depends on a public space that is free, peaceful, and equally accessible to every citizen. How far can we go in shaping the space to meet the demands of ‘public morality’, before we upset this delicate balance?

Mary Midgley

Roger Scruton applauds a philosopher who seeks to make sense of the human condition

Raising the Tone

The Triumph of Music by Tim Blanning

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"