Roger Scruton on how to be a true conservative

Conservative political philosopher Roger Scruton tells in Conservatism: An Invitation to The Great Tradition, published last June, how modern conservatism arose during the Enlightenment as a ‘qualification’ of classical liberalism, accepting the freedom-oriented state but stressing the importance of inherited culture and customs in forging the conditions of freedom. In the book (which incidentally is a... Continue Reading →

Bishops stand firm on trans baptism services

The Church of England has responded to criticism about its controversial new guidance on using affirmation of baptism services to mark gender transition. William Nye, writing on behalf of the House of Bishops as its secretary, explains that: ‘The guidance makes no change to the Church’s teaching.’ He adds that the guidance ‘commends and encourages... Continue Reading →

You needn’t believe in magic to worry about witchcraft

You may have noticed the creeping increase in the presence of witches and witchcraft in popular and mainstream culture. There’s Harry Potter of course, and also the sinister Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, complete with devil worship, cannibalism, human sacrifice and, inevitably, feminism. Wicca, as modern witches tend to refer to their movement, saw its numbers in the US skyrocket... Continue Reading →

The moral case for immigration control

As the latest Central American migrant caravan makes its way to its encounter with Trump’s troops, it seems as good a time as any to remind ourselves why national borders exist, why they are good, and why they should be defended. Why control immigration? Migration is a basic part of how nations and peoples interact.... Continue Reading →

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