Jake Scott

About Jake Scott

Jake Scott is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Birmingham and editor of an online, conservative student journal, The Mallard. Mr. Scott has also been published in The Conservative Woman and the Daily Globe UK.

Where We Find God: The Significance of Church Architecture

By |2021-02-10T12:04:59-06:00February 13th, 2021|Categories: Architecture, Beauty, Christianity, Culture|

The architecture of the church—the spire, the stained-glass windows, the cold, the acoustics, the hardness of pews—fills us with a sense of the sublime. Its greatness creates in us a feeling not of inferiority but of human scale, a scale that must be remembered in the face of God. For those of us of faith, [...]

What is the Purpose of 21st-Century Conservatism?

By |2020-03-31T17:03:47-05:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Conservatism, Tradition, Western Civilization|

Conservatism is confronted by the existential question of its own philosophy: what is left to conserve? Indeed, is there anything worth conserving? I think there are positive answers to this—the nation being the foremost—but that is a concern for another time. Here, I want to make the point that conservatism, beyond the substantive vision of [...]

Where Is the Beauty in Buildings?

By |2019-08-08T12:21:10-05:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Architecture, Beauty, Civilization, Culture, Modernity, Western Civilization|

A recent essay by Radomir Tylecote argued that we have turned our backs on the architectural traditions of our Western heritage, and in the process lost our connection to our own history and the generations that built it.[1] Dr. Tylecote argues well, and makes a strong case for reintroducing beauty into architecture; but his opening [...]

Coming Home: Why Conservatism Appeals to Young People

By |2020-12-03T13:51:29-06:00December 31st, 2017|Categories: Conservatism, Culture, Marriage, Politics, Roger Scruton, Tradition, Why I Am a Conservative|

Conservatism is in many ways a philosophy of belonging. It appeals to the nation as a communal home, a vessel for culture, language, custom, tradition and all the vestiges of identity garnered from generations of shared history. Recent discussions about conservatism have wondered how it can appeal to young people. These discussions necessarily emphasize the [...]

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