What does it mean to be a conservative in an age so skeptical of conservatism? How can we live in the presence of our 'canonized forefathers' at a time when their cultural, religious and political bequest is so routinely rejected? With soft left-liberalism as the dominant force in Western politics, what can conservatives now contribute to public debate that will not be dismissed as pure nostalgia?
In this highly personal and witty book, renowned philosopher Roger Scruton explains how to live as a conservative in spite of the pressures to exist otherwise. Drawing on his own experience as a counter-cultural presence in public life, Scruton argues that while humanity might survive in the absence of the conservative outlook, it certainly won't flourish.
How to be a Conservative is not only a blueprint for modern conservatism. It is a heartfelt appeal on behalf of old fashioned decencies and values, which are the bedrock of our weakened, but still enduring, civilization.
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Table of Contents
1 My Journey 1
2 Starting from Home 19
3 The Truth in Nationalism 31
4 The Truth in Socialism 41
5 The Truth in Capitalism 53
6 The Truth in Liberalism 65
7 The Truth in Multiculturalism 79
8 The Truth in Environmental ism 93
9 The Truth in Internationalism 105
10 The Truth in Conservatism 119
11 Realms of Value 135
12 Practical Matters 165
13 A Valediction Forbidding Mourning but Admitting Loss 173
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