Join Guardian columnist and former Spectator editor Matthew D’Ancona as he asks conservative philosopher Roger Scruton for his reflections on the world of 2019.
From the Paris riots of 1968 to the age of Brexit and Trump, philosopher Roger Scruton has employed his sharp wit and common sense values to skewer pomposity, faddishness and pretention wherever they rear their heads. Unafraid to call out the chicanery of the New Left or stand up for the natural world when many conservatives have turned their backs on the environment, Roger’s witty, insightful and iconoclastic opinions have made him one of our country’s most loved and celebrated public intellectuals.
In conversation with Matthew D’Ancona on his 75th birthday, Roger will reflect on where we are now and how we got here, reflecting both on the politics of the present and the full richness of human life. From wine to love, art to opera, neuroscience to the free market, there are few topics that have escaped his insightful and provocative intellectual gaze.