How to be a ConservativePublication details: United Kingdom; Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; 11 Sep 2014Description: 256 Pages; HardbackISBN:
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|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Karachi Society and Politics||320.52 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||PKLC006405|
|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Lahore Society and Politics||320.52 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||PKLC024165|
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.
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