The Indispensable Roger Scruton. Steve Kates highly recommends Scruton’s book, Fools, Frauds and Firebrands, as an “indispensable book” “too content-rich to summarize”. He likes this quote from Scruton:
Why is it after a century of socialist disasters, and an intellectual legacy that has been time and again exploded, the left-wing position remains, as it were, the default position to which thinking people gravitate when called upon for a comprehensive philosophy?
Why are “right-wingers” marginalised in the educational system, denounced in the media and regarded by our political class as untouchable, fit only to clean up after the orgies of luxurious nonsense indulged in by their moral superiors?