Roger Scruton

Fear of the fearful

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Hiding the truth about migrant crimes shows huge disrespect to most Muslims

England, 1950, Manchester Grammar School, Pupils are pictured in the art hall, studying the model  (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Why we need grammar schools

5 December 2015 9:00 am

Keeping high culture alive is vital for the preservation of peace and democracy

The Corbynist manifesto

26 September 2015 9:00 am

For Jeremy Corbyn and his followers, it is as if the Berlin Wall never fell


Why MPs have a duty to resist online petitions

15 August 2015 9:00 am

It is the duty of MPs to resist Twitter storms and online petitions

Ray Honeyford Headmaster At Drummond Middle School In Bradford. Pictured With Asian Pupils. (received In Library 24/10/1984)

Let's face it – Ray Honeyford got it right on Islam and education

5 July 2014 9:00 am

The Bradford head teacher was dismissed for emphasising nationality over religion. He should have been applauded


Humans hunger for the sacred. Why can’t the new atheists understand that?

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Atheists are blind to a fundamental human need

The Prime Minister And Education Secretary Open A Free School In Birmingham

Schools need freeing from the right as well as the left

15 March 2014 9:00 am

How politicians wreck education


Stand up for the real meaning of freedom

4 January 2014 9:00 am

We need conservatism now more than ever


Roger Scruton’s diary: Finding Scrutopia in the Czech Republic

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Hay-making was easy this year, and over in good time for a holiday. I am opposed to holidays, having worked…


Celebrity fun vs scared joy

30 March 2013 9:00 am

Our celebrity culture grows from a twisted idea of the good life


Prayers in stone

10 November 2012 9:00 am

The meaning of an English church


Brain drain

17 March 2012 6:00 pm

Neuroscience wants to be the answer to everything. It isn’t

The green and the blue

17 December 2011 12:00 am

To succeed, conservation must once again become conservative


We need the English music that the Arts Council hates

16 April 2008 12:00 am

Roger Scruton hails the glorious achievements of the English composers, and their role in idealising the gentleness of the English arcadia — so loathed by our liberal elite

An unhappy birthday to Sigmund the Fraud

18 May 2006 4:00 pm

Roger Scruton says that the century and a half since Freud’s birth has been marred by his imagined diseases of the mind

Hail Quinlan Terry

8 April 2006 12:00 am

Roger Scruton pays homage to the scourge of modernism, a lonely warrior who defends the classical tradition in building

Dawkins is wrong about God

14 January 2006 12:00 am

TV’s Richard Dawkins believes that faith is an infectious disease which spreads intolerance and conflict. In fact, says Roger Scruton, it is our principal source of love and peace

Your countryside needs you

17 December 2005 12:00 am

Roger Scruton says that it’s time for rural residents to protect the land they love by clubbing together and buying it

The sound of silence

20 August 2005 12:00 am

Roger Scruton describes a left-wing smear campaign that has persuaded the Anglican authorities to cancel a tour this autumn by the German conductor Volker Hartung

The power of negative thinking

25 June 2005 12:00 am

Roger Scruton says that France has never recovered from Jean-Paul Sartre’s horror of the bourgeoisie and his repudiation of both Christianity and the idea of France

INVESTIGATION: Shameless and loveless

16 April 2005 12:00 am

Roger Scruton launches a new Spectator series with an investigation into the consequencs of the sexual revolution

Know your place

27 November 2004 12:00 am

There can be no true society — and no social mobility — without hierarchy, says Roger Scruton

The state can’t set you free

16 October 2004 12:00 am

Roger Scruton on how the Human Rights Act threatens the ancient liberties of the British people

The truth about meaning

20 September 2003 12:00 am

Roger Scruton on the importance of Donald Davidson, the analytical philosopher who died on 30 August