El Nacion Argentina. Obituary to Roger Scruton

20th January 2020 2

An obituary to Roger Scruton publishes in El Nacion an Argentine newspaper. Written by Mario Vargas Llosa. A Google translation option is available – top right of page The translation engine says he ‘ran’ the Salisbury Review. I think it means he was a subscriber

‘Valiant for Truth.’ Sir Roger Scruton 1944-2020

14th January 2020 14

An appreciation by Merrie Cave Roger Scruton was the first editor of this magazine, started by the 6th Marquess of Salisbury and Diana Spearman. It sprang from the Salisbury Group, a dining club which thought there was too much emphasis on free market economics rather than culture and education in Mrs Thatcher’s new government.  The Group had published pamphlets but … [Read on]

Sir Roger Scruton

13th January 2020 11

It is with great sadness the editor and staff learnt of the death of Sir Roger Scruton who edited the Salisbury Review for many years. We will be publishing an appreciation on line and an obituary in the spring edition of the magazine.

Editorial: Christmas Edition of Magazine

10th January 2020 28

Most teachers don’t pay much attention to Pol Pot these days. If a pupil asks about the Cambodian dictator they will explain he was an inevitable complication of the struggle to create a classless society. It is true they will say that Pol Pot killed two million of his subjects, Stalin twenty million, and Mao Zedong, seventy million, but there … [Read on]

Only whites can be racist?

8th January 2020 15

I was racially bullied as a child. It’s not something I talk about often, in fact, I don’t think it’s something I’ve ever discussed as an adult. I’m about as anti-victimhood and anti-identity politics as a person can be but bear with me on this one. I had a very loving family, but growing up wasn’t always fun for me. … [Read on]

Mozart’s Other Requiem and some bad music

6th January 2020 6

Some music sounds as if it was never meant to be listened to. In other words, there are pieces which are uninteresting, and others that are just plain awful. But of all the insults to the ear, the worst is when a sublime composition is ruined by a performance so bad it becomes intolerable. I’ve suffered a few of this … [Read on]

The Cult of Youf

5th January 2020 11

There’s something odd that left-wingers, lovers of the EU and global-warming believers have in common. They think something believed by 20-year-olds is probably truer than something believed by 40-year-olds or 60-year-olds. Check that sobering red map of 2019 election preferences by age. Revealing over ¾ of the Commons would have gone to Corbyn-led Labour had only votes of 18-to-24-year-olds counted. … [Read on]

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