Roger Scruton: ‘These left thinkers have destroyed the intellectual life’

Ours is an age of intellectual conformism, in which expressing offensive opinions…

Mick Hume is spiked’s editor-at-large. 
His book, Trigger Warning: Is the Fear of Being Offensive Killing Free Speech?, is published by Harper Collins.

Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left, by Roger Scruton, is published by Bloomsbury Continuum.

Today Palmyra, tomorrow the Parthenon

Friday the 13th November of this year is a day that will…

The Rev Patrick G Burke is the Church of Ireland rector of the Castlecomer Union of Parishes, Co Kilkenny. A regular contributor to Position Papers, he was formerly a broadcast journalist with the Armed Forces Radio and Television Network. He blogs at, is a frequent correspondent to the letters page of the Irish Times and other national newspapers, and can occasionally be heard on RTE Radio One’s A Living Word.