Covenant: The New Politics of Home, Neighbourhood and Nation by Danny Kruger
31 August 2023
Contemporary conservatism can easily be seen as a hollowed-out creed. Combining heartless free-market individualism with an unthinking social liberalism – or else simple authoritarian populism - it offers little to those whose sense of meaning is securely rooted in their families, communities and country.
In Postliberal Conservatism, one of parliament’s leading thinkers argues for a new conservatism that restores the sources of virtue and belonging that underpin the good life. Danny Kruger MP argues that the key to a new conservatism is resisting the ceaseless move towards obsessive autonomy and self-worship. By examining the most fundamental questions of love, sex and death, ranging from marriage to euthanasia, Kruger charts a course towards a conservatism based on relationships, order and covenant.
This riposte to both liberal orthodoxy and the authoritarian right is unmissable for anyone interested in British politics. It’s a key contribution to the debate on how the Conservative Party can consolidate its new class coalition and govern for all classes and communities.