Of the People, By the People 2/4

Roger Scruton continues his series of talks on the nature and limits of democracy. Roger Scruton argues that democracy works only if we are prepared to be ruled by our opponents, however much we may dislike them. We need to accept politics as a process of compromise and conciliation. And for that, he says, the state must be secular.

Release date:

Available now

10 minutes

Last on

Sun 18 Aug 2013 08:48

A Point of View: Why it can be good to give in to your enemies

A Point of View: Why it can be good to give in to your enemies

In a democracy, leaders and the opposition must accept each other's legitimacy, says Roger Scruton.

 

Read Roger Scruton’s article on the BBC News website

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterRoger Scruton

Featured in...

Download this programme

Download this episode

Subscribe to this programme or download individual episodes.

The Best of A Point of View

The Best of A Point of View

Explore highlights from the A Point of View archive.