How to be a conservative (Paperback)
  • How to be a conservative (Paperback)
zoom

How to be a conservative (Paperback)

(author)
2 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£14.99
Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 07/03/2019
  • 10+ in stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Roger Scruton's How to be a Conservative presents the case for modern conservatism not in the terms of an elegy but rather as a practical example of how to live as a conservative despite the pressures to live otherwise. As he writes, the book 'is not about what we have lost, but about what we have retained, and how to hold on to it'. In this witty and frank account, Scruton draws on his years of experience as a counter-cultural presence in public life. He examines the truths in Nationalism, Socialism, Capitalism, Liberalism, Multiculturalism, Environmentalism, Internationalism and finally Conservatism. The book concludes on a personal note, with 'a valediction forbidding mourning but admitting loss'.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472965233
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 228 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Roger Scruton is that rarest of things: a first-rate philosopher who actually has a philosophy ... one of the few intellectually authoritative voices in modern British conservatism -- Jesse Norman * Spectator *
Roger Scruton is one of our great men of speculation -- David Willetts * Standpoint *
A persuasive and poignant little book -- Ferdinand Mount * The Oldie *
Elegantly written and thought-provoking ... I loved this book, especially the way it seems to be aimed as much at the heart as the mind. On both it has a cleansing effect , the equivalent of eating a tart lemon sorbet * Country Life *

You may also be interested in...

How the World Thinks
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Beyond Good and Evil
Added to basket
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Metazoa
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Added to basket
How to Argue With a Racist
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
And Now For The Good News...
Added to basket
£14.99   £7.49
Hardback
Rebel Ideas
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
A Little History of Philosophy
Added to basket
Humankind
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
The Little Book of Humanism
Added to basket
£7.99   £3.99
Hardback
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The School of Life
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Beyond Order
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback

“Brilliant”

One of the best books on Conservatism.

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 10

“The darling of the right fails to deliver a convincing argument, but entertains along the way”

I am increasingly bored by the left-of-centre hegemony that is the backdrop to our culture, so I was keen to read Scruton's book on conservatism and its philosophical underpinnings. Scruton should be well... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 8

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.