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Against the Tide

The best of Roger Scruton's columns, commentaries and criticism

Sir Roger Scruton Mark Dooley



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29 March 2022
'His moral courage shines through from the start.' - Sunday Telegraph

The definitive edition of the late Sir Roger Scruton's philosophical and political essays and reviews, now collected in one volume.

The philosopher Roger Scruton was the leading conservative thinker of the post-war years. In this book are assembled the very best of his essays and commentaries, arranged thematically. The selection has been made and edited by Mark Dooley, Scruton's literary executor.

Throughout this collection, Scruton proves himself to be at his most scintillating and controversial. He writes with passion and conviction about such varied topics as feminism, racism, fascism, Tony Blair and Donald Trump, as well as subjects like global warming, music and architecture. He takes aim at those who defy conservative common sense in favour of liberal falsehoods.

This book shows Scruton at his most brilliant and demonstrates how his influence will remain strong and enduring.
Volume editor:  
Imprint:   Continuum
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   512g
ISBN:   9781472992932
ISBN 10:   1472992938
Pages:   256
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sir Roger Scruton was a philosopher and polymath who wrote over fifty books. He was Professor of Aesthetics at Birkbeck College, London; University Professor at Boston University, and a visiting professor at Oxford University. Mark Dooley is an Irish author, philosopher and journalist who has taught at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, and at University College Dublin.

Reviews for Against the Tide: The best of Roger Scruton's columns, commentaries and criticism

Every piece is a masterclass in prose style and a reminder of how he earned such widespread popular affection...His moral courage shines through from the start. * Sunday Telegraph * This is inspirational thought delivered by graceful language about politics and aesthetics that will continue to attract and influence readers. * The Epoch Times * ... A brilliantly stimulating selection of the journalism by the late Sir Roger Scruton... These are little masterpieces of philosophical polemic. * The Oldie *

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