Where We Are: The State of Britain Now

Where we areBloomsbury (November 2017)

Addressing one of the most politically turbulent periods in modern British history, philosopher Roger Scruton asks how, in these circumstances, we can come to define our identity, and what in the coming years will hold us together.

 

To what are our duties owed and why? How do we respond to the pull of globalisation and mass migration, to the rise of Islam and to the decline of Christian belief? Do we accept these as inevitable or do we resist them? If we resist them on what basis do we build? This book sets out to answer these questions, and to understand the volatile moment in which we live.

Reviews

“While everyone else panics and reacts, Scruton thinks. And produces answers.” – Douglas Murray

“Scruton, a political philosopher who was formerly professor of aesthetics at Birkbeck College, has such a harmonious writing style that one could almost imagine this essay being set to music … I found this strangely moving, and that's more than can be said for your standard work of political philosophy.” – Dominic Lawson, Sunday Times

“A worthwhile description of how nationhood could help us regain a feeling of community, without sparking the surge in national chauvinism that EU supporters claim would result.” – Daily Telegraph

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