Roger Scruton is a philosopher and countryside campaigner as well as an author and broadcaster. Widely regarded as one of Britain’s leading right wing thinkers, his publications include the Meaning of Conservatism. He has also written on fox hunting.

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Food and Drink
06 December 2007
It is not yet politically incorrect to refer to Christmas by its proper name; but the pressure is on to add both the...
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08 November 2007
A short while back I wrote about the unparalleled variety of Italian wines, which record a deep experience of locality...
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25 October 2007
Although Italy was unified in 1861, in the things that matter - wine, for example - it has remained a collection of...
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11 October 2007
The news from South Africa isn't good. The front-runner for president (Jacob Zuma) has been tried on charges of rape,...
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27 September 2007
Growing up in the postwar England immortalised by Philip Larkin and Kingsley Amis, I rarely encountered grapes or their...
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13 September 2007
Our community, high on its ridge above the Vale of the White Horse, was luckier than many. The refugees from...
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30 August 2007
A month or two ago, by way of speaking well of our amazing local distillery at Sperryville Virginia - which paradise I...
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16 August 2007
Mercury was a latecomer to the Roman pantheon. His name derives from mercari - to trade - and he was the god of...
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02 August 2007
Thanks to Portugal, English intellectual life survived the 18th-century conflicts with France, bequeathing to us the...
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19 July 2007
How do you write about wine, and what is a wine critic trying to convey? I am prompted to ask these questions by the...
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05 July 2007
An unfinished bottle of white wine can be recorked and returned to the fridge, and a bottle of red provides such a...
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21 June 2007
Single malt whisky has joined Braveheart and Alexander McCall Smith as a symbol of the new, proud Scottish nationalism...
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07 June 2007
How it has happened is a deep question of sociology; but it has happened, and there is no going back: everybody today...
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28 May 2007
Human ingenuity is never more manifest than in times of hardship, as is abundantly proved by food. All the most lasting...
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14 May 2007
With the approach of summer, we old geezers are ever more conscious of Robert Herrick's exhortation: "Then, while time...

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