Roger Scruton, advocate for aesthetic beauty and conservative British philosopher, dead at 75

Roger Scruton, a conservative intellectual and British philosopher, has died at the age of 75.

Scruton, who had announced last year he was suffering from cancer, was a prolific author, writing more than 50 nonfiction books on topics ranging from aesthetics and politics to wine and music, as well as novels and operas.

An announcement posted to his website Sunday said that he died peacefully after his six-month battle.

He credited his conservatism to witnessing riots in Paris, which he described to the Washington Examiner in 2018:

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