England: An Elegy

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A&C Black, May 10, 2006 - Political Science - 270 pages
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In this poignant and personal tribute Roger Scruton gives an account of England which is both an illuminating analysis of its institutions and culture, and a celebration of its virtues.  Covering all aspects of the English inheritance, and informed by a unique philosophical vision, England: An Elegy shows that there is such a country as England, that it has a distinct personality and endows its residents with a distinct moral ideal.

 

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Contents

First Glimpses
23
English Character
43
Community as Person
68
The English Religion
87
The English Law
112
English Society
132
English Government
174
English Culture
199
English Countryside
234
Acknowledgements
258
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About the author (2006)

Professor Roger Scruton is Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Washington and Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. His other books include Sexual Desire, The West and the Rest, England: An Elegy, News from Somewhere and Gentle Regrets (all published by Continuum).

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