Saturday, February 1, 2020

ROGER SCRUTON, 1944-2020

Daniel J. Hannan, MEP

“Sir Roger Scruton, 1944-2020,
A thinking man’s right-thinking man”

Washington Examiner, January 21, 2020 (excerpt)

Sir Roger Scruton said: “Conservatism starts from a sentiment that all mature people can readily share: the sentiment that good things are easily destroyed but not easily created. 

This is especially true of the good things that come to us as collective assets: peace, freedom, law, civility, public spirit, the security of property and family life, in all of which we depend on the cooperation of others while having no means singlehandedly to obtain it. 

In respect of such things, the work of destruction is quick, easy and exhilarating; the work of creation slow, laborious and dull.”

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