Roger Scruton

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The environment has long been the undisputed territory of the political left. Philosopher Roger Scruton agrees that the environment is the most urgent political problem of our age but argues in his new book “How to Think Seriously About the Planet” that conservatism is far better suited to tackle environmental problems than either liberalism or socialism.

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The environment has long been the undisputed territory of the political Left, which casts international capitalism, consumerism, and the over-exploitation of natural resources as the principle threats to the planet, and sees top-down interventions as the most effective solution. 

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What do America’s memorials and monuments tell us about our nation and our identity as citizens? How should we memorialize past events and individuals?

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Roger Scruton discusses why the environmental movement fits well under the umbrella of conservatism through his new book,  How to Think Seriously About the Planet.

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A street corner in Baltimore offers a perfect illustration of mixed use in an urban setting. Note how this neighborhood harmoniously blends the industrial and residential to create a space that offers broad public appeal.

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No environmental problem is more important than that posed by the degradation of our cities, and we must reflect on the factors that might prevent or reverse the decay that we are witnessing. In urban planning, civic leaders should think in terms of fostering beauty through the use of aesthetic constraints.

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Christine Lagarde and Pedro Passos Coelho, Portuguese Prime Minister prepare to start the meeting of Eurozone Heads of State or Government in Brussels on Oct. 23, 2011

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There’s no question but that a Greece should be “allowed” to default.

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Curioser and curioser

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Gadgets have taken over our lives — particularly among the young, who have no defenses against them.

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When rites of passage disappear from public life, civilization does as well, and one result is young men running amok.

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It is culture that creates economics, and not the other way around.

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With its planning reforms, the Government is betraying the heritage that so many have fought to preserve.

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