Sir Roger Scruton (born 27 February 1944) is an English philosopher and traditionalist conservative. He was the editor, as well as the co-founder of The Salisbury Review (1982–2001), which is a British conservative political Journal. He has written over 50 books, with his most notable books as followed: The Meaning of Conservatism (1980), Sexual Desire (1986), The Aesthetics of Music (1997), and most recently How to Be a Conservative (2014). Scruton was knighted in recent years during the 2016 Birthday Honours.
Before becoming a political journalist and editor, he was a lecturer and professor of aesthetics at Birkbeck College, London (1971–1992). He has also held part-time positions at Oxford and St Andrews Universities, he has held the position of Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in the United States. he was awarded the Czech Republic's Medal of Merit (First Class) for aiding underground academic networks in Soviet-controlled Eastern Europe by President Václav Havel in 1998.