Conservatism

An Invitation to the Great Tradition
Product Number: EB00716435
Released: Jun 19, 2018
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781250170736
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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"...one of the most eloquent and even moving evocations of the conservative tradition in Western politics, philosophy and culture I have ever read...the ideal primer for those who are new to conservative ideas..."-Richard Aldous, Wall Street Journal A brief magisterial introduction to the conservative tradition by one of Britain's leading intellectuals. In Conservatism, Roger Scruton offers the reader an invitation into the world of political philosophy by explaining the history and evolution of the conservative movement over the centuries. With the clarity and authority of a gifted teacher, he discusses the ideology's perspective on civil society, the rule of law, freedom, morality, property, rights, and the role of the state. In a time when many claim that conservatives lack a unified intellectual belief system, this book makes a very strong case to the contrary, one that politically-minded readers will find compelling and refreshing. Scruton analyzes the origins and development of conservatism through the philosophies and thoughts of John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Adam Smith and Milton Friedman, among others. He shows how conservative ideas have influenced the political sector through the careers of a diverse cast of politicians, such as Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Disraeli, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. He also takes a close look at the changing relationship between conservative politics, capitalism, and free markets in both the UK and the US. This clear, incisive guide is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand Western politics and policies, now and over the last three centuries.

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Author(s): Roger Scruton
Original Publish Date: Jun 19, 2018

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Author(s): Roger Scruton
Narrator(s): Mark Meadows
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Author(s): Roger Scruton
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