Articles by Roger Scruton
The "Remain" side thought the EU referendum was all about economics. It was really about how we define ourselves as a nation
Richard Wagner's monumental Ring Cycle dramatises the eternal conflict between political power and human love
Roger Scruton / January 23, 2014
We need a critique of economic thinking that also accepts the necessity of markets, says Roger Scruton
The most important lesson we can learn from recent history is that putting equality at the top of the agenda won't eliminate poverty, it might make it more widespread
What does the Conservative party believe any more?
Biology determines our behaviour more than it suits many to acknowledge. But people—and politics and morality—cannot be described just by neural impulses
A new book on icons stretches the definition too far. Unlike the Coca-Cola bottle, true icons have power and stand at the border of forbidden things
Today's atheist polemics ignore the main insight of the anthropology of religion—that religion is not primarily about God, but about the human need for the sacred. As René Girard argues,...
Contemporary Wagner productions "domesticate" the dramas, betraying a fear of sublime experience and the power of myth. Taking myth seriously was Wagner's big idea
Dear Roger Scruton 11th March 2000 The relevance of a person's private conduct to his or her fitness for public office is once again making the news. Should it matter that a candidate for mayor of...