Even without the hateful comments, Roger Scruton would be the wrong man for the job

A man obsessed with 18th century fork handles is not going to solve the housing crisis. 

Roger Scruton, the nutty professor of highbrow paleoconservatism (and former New Statesman wine critic) was named chair of a new government commission on beauty in architecture last week, following his contributions to a report published in June on the same subject. As soon as he was announced, the founding editor of the Salisbury Review and man behind the curtain of much conservative thinking over the last 40 years found himself faced, Toby Young-like, with immediate calls to step down...
source: New Statesman

2018-11-08 19:45
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