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
30 April 2007
The world is awash with advice about what not to drink. All kinds of virtuous products, in which honest labour and the...
Food and Drink
16 April 2007
Having failed to keep Lent, I know it is hard to argue that I deserve to celebrate the season of resurrection. I...
Food and Drink
02 April 2007
In the days of communism, visits to Poland required moral fibre of the highest order. Every once in a while, a kiosk...
Food and Drink
19 March 2007
Self-denial is widely held to be a religious duty, and periods of fasting are on the agenda of all the great religions...
Ideas
05 March 2007
Drunkenness is not a pleasant sight, nor is it easy to live with. The conventional morality that abhors it as a soul-...
Food and Drink
19 February 2007
There are those who take St Valentine's Day lightly, as a day of flirtation and easy deals. But there are others who...
Food and Drink
05 February 2007
The biblical story recounting the first miracle of Jesus - the transformation of water into wine at the wedding feast...
Food and Drink
22 January 2007
Returning home, I am looking forward to the moment when I turn the key in the door of the wine shed and step across...
Food and Drink
08 January 2007
The concept of the nerd, introduced to denote a particular screen-fixated, software-crunching, emotionally retarded...
Food and Drink
18 December 2006
The other day, contemplating with dread the approaching Christmas, envisaging myself staggering from armchair to...
Food and Drink
04 December 2006
One way or another, we are all victims of Hegel. We live as though history were a continuous drama, with act following...
Food and Drink
20 November 2006
Like many English conservatives, I am ambivalent about New Zealand. English manners, English customs, and the old...
Food and Drink
06 November 2006
Daniel Defoe's heroine, found guilty of prostitution, was sent as a punishment to Rappahannock - which then comprised...
23 October 2006
I first came to understand the rottenness of British industry in 1966, when I was in the habit of travelling the French...
09 October 2006
"I don't care what I eat," said the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein tetchily, responding to a kindly meant inquiry from...

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