A Political Philosophy: Arguments for Conservatism by Roger Scruton
Floris van den Berg criticises Roger Scruton’s splendid isolation.
I have never understood conservatism, and after reading Scruton’s Arguments for Conservatism, I still don’t. The same with the ideal of progress. What would be the word for the opposite of conservatism? Progressivism? Conservatism says: ‘Old is good’. Progressivism is its antithesis: ‘New is good’. Here (and I presume only this once) I ask for a Hegelian synthesis: some old things are good, and some new things are good.