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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13 March 2006
We all know Chateau Musar, championed by the late Auberon Waugh as one of the great wines of the world, and sold from...
27 February 2006
In my long apprenticeship as a wino, I took the line recommended by Hegel: to move out from the mere immediacy of self...
13 February 2006
It has become a tradition for this column to celebrate St Valentine's Day, it being assumed that even if our readers...
30 January 2006
For many of us wine comes as a reward at the end of the day. We put off the moment, carefully plotting against...
16 January 2006
New Year is a time of renewal - which means rediscovering ordinary things, ordinary virtues and ordinary ways of...
Food and Drink
19 December 2005
For those of us brought up in the postwar years, fish was the cheapest available form of protein, and was invariably...
05 December 2005
Christmas was invented in order to absorb the pagan festivals of the New Year. Like them, its theme is renewal, and...
21 November 2005
Christmas lunch is some way ahead; but the ceremony on which it is based, the American Thanksgiving, is now upon us,...
31 October 2005
Bibendum has announced this month's wine club under the general rubric of The New Europe. To be frank, I much prefer...
17 October 2005
Many of our readers are likely to spend some time in America, in a place of sprawling suburbs and downtown skyscrapers...
03 October 2005
Yes, the rumours are true: the Scrutons did visit Tuscany this summer, and yes,we did stay in the heart of new Labour...
19 September 2005
Each year the merchants send round their catalogues of fine French wines en primeur - wines usually lying "in bond" in...
05 September 2005
So highly do I esteem Corney...
22 August 2005
Throughout life I have suffered from my cacophonous surname, now whispered into the pillows of Islington children so as...
08 August 2005
A reference to Horace will make me overlook many faults - youth, energy and cheerfulness included. So the appearance on...

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