Publications

I have a number of other books over the years that might be of interest:

 

Reaction: Against the Modern World (Imprint Academic, 2012)

To call someone a reactionary is to insult them and to end any argument. There is no possible rejoinder: no one could possibly wish to be a reactionary.

But what if one were to gratefully accept the label? What would it mean to willfully and honestly be a reactionary? Using thinkers as diverse Burke, de Maistre, Guénon, Ratzinger, Scruton and the Prince of Wales this book considers the nature of reaction as a justified response to modernity and constant call for change.

Reaction is shown to take two distinct forms: first, as a rejection of progress and a defence of traditional culture and values; and second, as a common sense disquiet and distaste towards elites. These are seen as entirely valid responses to the failure of modernity.

Reaction presents an original and thoughtful critique of modernity and defence of tradition. It will be of interest to anyone concerned that we are heading too far and too quickly in the wrong direction.

For more details see: http://books.imprint.co.uk/book/?gcoi=71157106907270

 

The New Politics: Liberal Conservatism or the Same Old Tories? (Policy Press, 2011)

Does the election of the Coalition government represent a new politics in Britain, or is the new government just the same old Tories hiding behind an opportunist pact with the Liberal Democrats? Does Cameron differ from past Conservatives like Margaret Thatcher? This book looks at the Coalition government in the context of conservative ideas and seeks to assess what, if anything about it is new. The book is aimed at undergraduates and those interested in the future direction of politics in the UK.

For more details see: http://www.policypress.co.uk/display.asp?K=9781847428530&sf1=keyword&st1=peter+king+the+new+politics&m=2&dc=5