Author Archives: Roger Scruton
For almost a century, the architecture establishment has insisted on rigid ideology.
Modernist buildings, zoning laws, and a disregard for local custom did more damage than we know.
Buildings that stand out when they should fit in are showpieces for their creators but can be offensive to the rest of us.
Buildings need dignified hats.
Many new towers do not respect their neighbors or the human scale of city life.
While the Left pursues environmentalism to advance its global agenda, conservation is best entrusted to local stewardship.
[The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad, Fareed Zakaria, W.W. Norton & Company, 256 pages]
[The Survival of Culture: Permanent Values in a Virtual Age, ed. Hilton Kramer and Roger Kimball, Ivan R. Dee, 256 pages]
from The American Conservative