Roger Scruton Quotes

Like the Communist Party in its Leninist construction, Islam aims to control the state without being subject to the state.

Intellectuals have an obsession with equality and with the condition of the underdog. This obsession goes hand in hand with the conviction that theories and thinking provide the solution to our social problems, and that the intellectual is entitled to his ‘leading role’ on these grounds alone. In fact there is nothing surprising in this. […]

Consolation from imaginary things is not an imaginary consolation.

Traditional societies divide into upper, middle, and working class. In modern societies that division is overlaid by another, which also contains three classes. The new classes are, in ascending order, the morons, the yuppies, and the stars. The first watch TV, the second make programs, and the third appear on them. And because those who […]