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How to Be a Conservative

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

In this highly personal and witty book, renowned philosopher Roger Scruton explains how to live as a conservative in spite of the pressures to exist otherwise. Drawing on his own experience as a counter-cultural presence in public life, Scruton argues that while humanity might survive in the absence of the conservative outlook, it certainly won't flourish.

How to Be a Conservative is not only a blueprint for modern conservatism. It is a heartfelt appeal on behalf of old fashioned decencies and values, which are the bedrock of our weakened, but still enduring civilization.

©2014 Roger Scruton (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • Skyler
  • 23/01/2015

Refreshingly Enlightening

If you are interested in politics beyond watching the news or reading the paper, this book with worth a listen. His adroit definitions and appropriate coverage of the key points of political thought add clarity to a typically muddled group of ideas. His critique of the modern right wing is eye opening and revealing. This book has really opened my mind and I hope it opens yours.

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  • JSM
  • 13/10/2014

Coherent explanation of true conservatism

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It is work to be a conservative. Scruton does some of the work by sharing thoughtful explanations of what conservatism is. His work will help me articulate my experience as a conservative.

Which scene was your favorite?

A conservative values what previous generations handed down to the living generation and tries to live in a way that leaves the next generation with an inheritance rather than a debt.

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  • Christin
  • 20/01/2019

Brilliant

I thought more profoundly about society and my place in it during these few hours than I did during the entire 6 years of my university miseducation.

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  • Peter Smale
  • 19/12/2018

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Very clearly read. One comment though: it is important for listening comprehension to include sufficient pauses at ends of sections and after headings.

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  • George
  • 11/11/2015

Good book

Good subjects including socialism/communism vs. capitalism, Sharia vs. democracy, crony capitalism vs. free market capitalism.

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  • Erik
  • 19/10/2018

makes sense of a a difficult and nuanced topic.

Rodger Scruton tries to describe the ineffable. He does a very good job considering the subject material which is difficult to understand. This is the type of book I will have to reread a few times in order to digest it properly.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15/11/2016

The difference between Civilization and Society!

A thought provoking journey to the architecture of mankind's shared purpose. This is must read for all thinking people.

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  • mdun
  • 23/06/2016

Conservatism is more than economic theory

Very thought provoking about the essence of conservative thought and action. Scruton goes beyond economic and political theory to examine the cultural aspects of conservatism.