If there is one pic that could be put on the obituary of conservatism, it’s this pic of British philosopher Roger Scruton visiting Michaela to talk about philosophy and fox hunting, where he allegedly was met with blank stares and mild ridicule.
Don’t get me wrong. I respect Scruton and have read the majority of his books. His writings on conservatism, aesthetics, classical music and modern philosophy are superb. But this pic symbolizes the changing times. The 20th century was the century of competing ideas like liberalism and conservatism – which largely took place within white homogenous states. The 21st century will be the century of ethno-politics.