How to be a Conservative

What does it mean to be a conservative in an age so sceptical of conservatism?

roger-scruton-how-to-be-a-conservativeHow can we live in the presence of our 'canonized forefathers' at a time when their cultural, religious and political bequest is so routinely rejected? With soft left-liberalism as the dominant force in Western politics, what can conservatives now contribute to public debate that will not be dismissed as pure nostalgia? A personal and witty book, in which the author explains how to live as a conservative in spite of the pressures to exist otherwise.

How to be a Conservative was chosen among political books by the Sunday Times and as book of the year by Labour MP Jon Cruddas in The New Statesman.

Bloomsbury (Sept 2014)

Bloomsbury Continuum, 2014

ISBN-10: 1472903765 ISBN-13: 978-1472903761

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