Excellent Piece on Conservatism

I am importing an article by Roger Scruton in Opinion Journal. It was posted on the Dartmouth Observer by John Stevenson. The article is a wonderfully articulate distillation of the Kirkean (that is, Russell Kirk’s) view of conservatism: conservatism is a temperament; conservatism is the rejection of ideology; conservatism sets itself against the secular utopians; etc. etc.