Rover Scruton on American and British conservatism

“For the conservative temperament the future is the past. Hence, like the past, it is knowable and lovable. It follows that by studying the past of America — its traditions of enterprise, risk-taking, fortitude, piety and responsible citizenship — you can derive the best case for its future: a future in which the national loyalty will endure, holding things together, and providing all of us, liberals included, with our required sources of hope.” MORE

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