Confessions of a Heretic by Roger Scruton
Selected Essays

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...Scruton’s faith in people’s smarts and good will might seem sadly misplaced. But Scruton’s style and point of view should appeal to thinking people of almost any philosophical or political stripe, to whatever extent one may agree or disagree.
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Hard-hitting essays by acclaimed social commentator and philosopher Roger Scruton, guaranteed to provoke lively debate

A wide-ranging selection that includes essays on architecture and modern art, the environment, politics, and culture.

Each “confession” reveals aspects of the author’s thinking that his critics would probably have advised him to keep to himself. Roger Scruton challenges popular opinion on key aspects of our society: What can we do to protect Western values against Islamic extremism? How can we nurture real friendship in the digital age of social media and Facebook? How should we achieve a timely death against the advances of modern medicine? How should environmental policies be shaped by the government? This provocative collection seeks to answer the most pressing problems of our age.
 

About Roger Scruton

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Roger Scruton is a leading authority on aestheics, and has also published books on others aspects of philosophy, politics, literature, architecture, and modern culture. Currently a freelance writer and composer, he was previously a Professor of Philosophy at Boston University.
 
Published March 28, 2017 by Notting Hill Editions. 208 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Jon Sobel on Apr 08 2017

...Scruton’s faith in people’s smarts and good will might seem sadly misplaced. But Scruton’s style and point of view should appeal to thinking people of almost any philosophical or political stripe, to whatever extent one may agree or disagree.

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