Christian Humanist Profiles 70: How to Be a Conservative

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Those with ears to hear have heard, no doubt, that liberals and conservatives in American politics have polarized federal politics in unprecedented manners, with even one procedural vote threatening the produce a primary challenge from candidates who promise not to lapse in their partisan purity.  Many Americans not of the Senatorial profession, many of my friends among them, no longer identify as “conservative” or “liberal.”  Roger Scruton wants us to reconsider.  In his recent book How to Be a Conservative, available in paperback from Bloomsbury Continuum, Scruton presents conservatism as a philosophy of affirmation, granting the truth in capitalism and nationalism and environmentalism and liberalism without making any of the above a state ideology.  Christian Humanist Profiles is glad to welcome him on the show to discuss the new book with us.

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