Book ‘Against the Tide’ by Sir Roger Scruton

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The best of Roger Scruton’s columns, commentaries and criticism
The definitive edition of the late Sir Roger Scruton's philosophical and political essays and reviews, now collected in one volume, edited by Mark Dooley The philosopher Roger Scruton was the leading conservative thinker of the post-war years. In this book are assembled the very best of his essays and commentaries, arranged thematically. The selection has been made and edited by Mark Dooley, Scruton's literary executor. Throughout this collection, Scruton proves himself to be at his most scintillating and controversial. He writes with passion and conviction about such varied topics as feminism, racism, fascism, Tony Blair and Donald Trump, as well as subjects like global warming, music and architecture...
Publisher: Bloomsbury Continuum (20 Jan. 2022)  Pages: 256 pages  ISBN-10: 1472992938  ISBN-13: 978-1472992932  ASIN:‎ B09BDGFKG9

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Sir Roger Scruton is widely seen as one of the greatest conservative thinkers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and a polymath who wrote a wide array of fiction, non-fiction and reviews. He was the author of over fifty books. A graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge, Scruton was Professor of Aesthetics at Birkbeck College, London; University Professor at Boston University, and a visiting professor at Oxford University. He was one of the founders of the Salisbury Review, contributed regularly to The SpectatorThe Times and the Daily Telegraph and was for many years wine critic for the New Statesman. Sir Roger Scruton died in January 2020. Mark Dooley has held lectureships in philosophy at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, and at University College Dublin where he was also John Henry Newman Scholar in Theology. From 2003-2006, he wrote on foreign affairs for the Sunday Independent. From 2006-2018, he wrote a weekly column on ‘Moral Matters’ for the Irish Daily Mail. He is currently a Contributing Editor to The European Conservative magazine. He is author of The Politics of Exodus: Kierkegaard’s Ethics of Responsibility (2001), The Philosophy of Derrida (2007), Roger Scruton: The Philosopher on Dover Beach (2009), Why Be a Catholic? (2011), Moral Matters: A Philosophy of Homecoming (2015), and Conversations With Roger Scruton (2016). He is editor of Questioning Ethics (1999), Questioning God (2001), A Passion for the Impossible (2003), The Roger Scruton Reader (2009), and Against The Tide: The Best of Roger Scruton’s Columns, Commentaries and Criticism (2022). Dooley is Sir Roger Scruton’s Literary Executor.