Where We Are: The State of Britain Now

Where we areBloomsbury (November 2017)

Addressing one of the most politically turbulent periods in modern British history, philosopher Roger Scruton asks how, in these circumstances, we can come to define our identity, and what in the coming years will hold us together.

 

To what are our duties owed and why? How do we respond to the pull of globalisation and mass migration, to the rise of Islam and to the decline of Christian belief? Do we accept these as inevitable or do we resist them? If we resist them on what basis do we build? This book sets out to answer these questions, and to understand the volatile moment in which we live.

Reviews

“While everyone else panics and reacts, Scruton thinks. And produces answers.” – Douglas Murray

“Scruton, a political philosopher who was formerly professor of aesthetics at Birkbeck College, has such a harmonious writing style that one could almost imagine this essay being set to music … I found this strangely moving, and that's more than can be said for your standard work of political philosophy.” – Dominic Lawson, Sunday Times

“A worthwhile description of how nationhood could help us regain a feeling of community, without sparking the surge in national chauvinism that EU supporters claim would result.” – Daily Telegraph

Read more at Bloomsbury.

 

Latest Articles

News from Scrutopia - 3 July 2020

Read the latest from Scrutopia here - https://mailchi.mp/e08984d22224/4dxue1xf97-3745577

Angels still sitting on my shoulder - The Critic, July 2020

Douglas Murray discusses the importance of intellectual mentors and reveals two who continue to guide him. A little while back I wrote something wildly unpopular and an acquaintance noted that...

Scrutopia Book Club

Scrutopia Book Club  Join us on Wednesday 29th July at 2pm GMT for the first in our series of virtual book club meetings. Register your interest with me via email: This email address...

News from Scrutopia - 29 May 20

Click HERE to read the latest from Scrutopia.

Recent Books

Roger Scruton: Philosopher on Dover Beach

Roger Scruton: Philosopher on Dover Beach

Bloomsbury (2009) Roger Scruton is one of the outstanding British philosophers of the post-war years. Why then is he at best ignored and at worst reviled? Part of the reason...

Wagner's Parsifal: The Music of Redemption

‘Wagner’s Parsifal – The Music of Redemption’  This short but penetrating book, by a writer who was uniquely both a leading philosopher and musicologist, shows us how Wagner achieves this...

Souls in the Twilight

Beaufort Books  (October 2018) As the lights that have guided us go out, people begin to wander in the twilight, seeking their place of belonging. In these stories, set in...

2020 Events

Postponed - Scrutopia Summer School

Scrutopia Alumni Thurs 27 August – Sun 30 August 2020

Virtual Book Club - Wed 29 July 20

Philosophy Day - Sat 25 July 20

Philosophy Day - Sun 26 July 20