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    • How to Be a Conservative

    • By: Roger Scruton
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Refreshingly Enlightening

    • By Skyler on 01-23-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Music as an Art

    • By: Roger Scruton
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
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    Roger Scruton is a polymath. He has written authoritatively on a huge range of subjects from the environment to wine, from cosmology to the Middle East. He is also an accomplished musician (organ and piano) and a composer of works including an opera and a song cycle. This is Scruton’s second major work on music for Bloomsbury - the first being Understanding Music (Continuum, 2009). 

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Conservatism

    • An Invitation to the Great Tradition
    • By: Roger Scruton
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Conservatism, Roger Scruton offers listeners an invitation into the world of political philosophy by explaining the history and evolution of the conservative movement over the centuries. With the clarity and authority of a gifted teacher, he discusses the ideology's perspective on civil society, the rule of law, freedom, morality, property, rights, and the role of the state. In a time when many claim that conservatives lack a unified intellectual belief system, this book makes a very strong case to the contrary, one that politically-minded listeners will find compelling and refreshing.

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Fools, Frauds and Firebrands

    • Thinkers of the New Left
    • By: Roger Scruton
    • Narrated by: Rory Barnett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From one of the leading critics of leftist orientations comes a study of the thinkers who have most influenced the attitudes of the New Left. Beginning with a ruthless analysis of New Leftism and concluding with a critique of the key strands in its thinking, Roger Scruton conducts a reappraisal of such major left-wing thinkers as E. P. Thompson, Ronald Dworkin, R. D. Laing, Jurgen Habermas, Gyorgy Lukacs, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jacques Derrida, Slavoj Žižek, Ralph Milliband, and Eric Hobsbawm. Scruton delivers a critique of modern left-wing thinking.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fails to get to the heart of the matter.

    • By Scott Free on 05-23-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Kant: A Very Short Introduction

    • By: Roger Scruton
    • Narrated by: Kyle Munley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kant is arguably the most influential modern philosopher, but also one of the most difficult. Roger Scruton tackles his exceptionally complex subject with a strong hand, exploring the background to Kant's work and showing why the Critique of Pure Reason has proved so enduring.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book... totally ruined

    • By Mr Timothy Webber on 08-16-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Soul of the World

    • By: Roger Scruton
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Soul of the World, renowned philosopher Roger Scruton defends the experience of the sacred against today’s fashionable forms of atheism. He argues that our personal relationships, moral intuitions, and aesthetic judgments hint at a transcendent dimension that cannot be understood through the lens of science alone. To be fully alive - and to understand what we are - is to acknowledge the reality of sacred things.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "Against Reductionism"

    • By Edmund Schilvold on 10-08-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • How to Think Seriously about the Planet

    • The Case for an Environmental Conservatism
    • By: Roger Scruton
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Roger Scruton offers a fresh approach to tackling the most important political problem of our time. He contends that the environmental movement is philosophically confused and has unrealistic agendas. Its sights are directed at large-scale events and the confrontation between international politics and multinational business. But Scruton argues that no large-scale environmental project, however well intentioned, will succeed if it is not rooted in small-scale practical reasoning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and insightful

    • By Sean on 07-21-12

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Where We Are

    • By: Roger Scruton
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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    Following his highly acclaimed and best-selling book England: An Elegy (Bloomsbury Continuum), Roger Scruton now seeks to assess the basis of national sentiment and loyalty at a time when the United Kingdom must redefine its position in the world. To what are our duties owed and why?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What England brought to the world, and may again

    • By Philo on 12-09-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • I Drink Therefore I Am

    • A Philosopher's Guide to Wine
    • By: Roger Scruton
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We are familiar with the medical opinion that a daily glass of wine is good for the health and also the rival opinion that any more than a glass or two will set us on the road to ruin. Whether or not good for the body, Scruton argues, wine, drunk in the right frame of mind, is definitely good for the soul. And there is no better accompaniment to wine than philosophy. By thinking with wine, you can learn not only to drink in thoughts but to think in draughts.

    Regular price: $18.19