Traditionalist conservatism, also known as classical conservatism and traditional conservatism, is a political philosophy emphasizing the need for the principles of a transcendent moral order, manifested through certain natural laws to which society ought to conform in a prudent manner. Shortened to traditionalism and in the United Kingdom and Canada referred to as Toryism, traditionalist conservatism is a variant of conservatism based on the political philosophies of Aristotle and Edmund Burke. Traditionalists emphasize the bonds of social order and the defense of ancestral institutions over hyper-individualism.
It would be a gloomy picture were it not for the glimmer of hope that Mr. Scruton offers. That chink comes through the American “genius for civil association”—something Tocqueville first noticed in the early 19th century.
Small groups of ordinary women and men made the American Revolution. You can read all about it in On Revolution, by Hannah Arendt. In fact, I hope you will.
You can read the review of Scruton's book in just a few minutes. On Revolution will take you longer. Don't worry; it's worth it.
Setting a new revolution in motion is going to take some time, too! I'd suggest we leave the labels behind and start working on it.