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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01 August 2005
Songbirds emit long, improvised melodies, the function of which is to distinguish me-bird from you-bird and my place...
18 July 2005
Chalets, cuckoo clocks and Alpine horns, depicted on a box opened in your London living room, have as sickly a flavour...
04 July 2005
Saving the planet is high on everyone's agenda: almost as high as holidays. On the other hand, holidays destroy the...
20 June 2005
In 1921, Jose Ortega y Gasset published Espana invertebrada, prophesying the decline of his country as it lost the...
30 May 2005
When I was a young woman, wrote Colette, I made the acquaintance of a dazzling imperious prince, as treacherous as any...
16 May 2005
If you have difficulty swallowing the election result, you will find extensive relief in this month's wine club, which...
09 May 2005
Wine is the last genuinely exciting consumer product on the market - the sole remaining example of a product in which...
25 April 2005
Spring touches our clay-clogged pastures with her wand, turning mud to brick and squishy divots to dangerous potholes....
11 April 2005
People respect the law when the law respects people, which means when it looks kindly on our human failings. Our...
28 March 2005
The wines of France have been stitched like sequins to the map: each village shines in the glass, and to every taste...
21 March 2005
Chancellors of the exchequer in the British tradition have never thought about anything very much except cigarettes and...
28 February 2005
The red wines of the Loire ought to be better known, for they were the wines drunk by Gargantua and Pantagruel in their...
14 February 2005
According to Christian tradition, the feast of St Valentine is the day on which you choose your mate, and a mate is not...
07 February 2005
With the release of the film Mondovino, the battle between the garagistes, who see wine as a technical achievement, and...
24 January 2005
The Boers fought for centuries to establish their credentials as indigenous and God-fearing Africans. They fought the...

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