Roger Scruton with Jordan Peterson: Free speech is life itself

May 4, 2019 by

4from The Conservative Woman: TO complete our week of Roger Scruton ‘republications’ which we have been posting to share and communicate his enlightened philosophy of conservatism, we have chosen a conversation between him and that other courageous intellectual, Jordan Peterson. Moderated by Dr Stephen Blackwood, and introduced by Professor Douglas Hedley, it was presented by the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism and Ralston College, Savannah, last November in Cambridge. It is called...

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The appalling treatment of Sir Roger Scruton

Apr 11, 2019 by

by Melanie Phillips: The shocking character assassination and sacking of Sir Roger Scruton is beyond belief. Scruton, Britain’s pre-eminent philosopher, was interviewed by the New Statesman for its current issue. The interviewer, deputy editor George Eaton, tweeted that Scruton’s remarks were “outrageous”. What was outrageous, however, was the use Eaton made of them. For he tweeted about what Scruton had said: “On Hungarian Jews: ‘Anybody who doesn’t think that there’s a Soros empire in...

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The secular, postmodern re-shaping of church and society

Dec 11, 2018 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. A detailed and helpful article on Wikipedia begins by describing propaganda as “information that is not objective and is used primarily to influence an audience and further an agenda, often by presenting facts selectively to encourage a particular synthesis or perception, or using loaded language to produce an emotional rather than a rational response to the information that is presented”. Saturday’s Times [£] featured a story about senior Church of...

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Roger Scruton Witch Hunt

Nov 9, 2018 by

Newer items at the top: Brokenshire’s Defence of Sir Roger Scruton An intellectual giant hounded by nasty fools by Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday (scroll down) How high priest of the Right triggered an intervention for government’s new housing tsar by Andrew Pierce, Mailonline Resist the Leftie lynch mob by Peter Evans, TCW Roger Scruton’s greatness by Guido Fawkes The ignorant hounding of Roger Scruton by Douglas Murray, Spectator Conservative Philosopher Sir Roger Scruton...

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Evaluating the new influential philosophers

Sep 4, 2018 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Many Christians have been encouraged by the popularity of Canadian academic Jordan Peterson, who while not professing personal faith, is positive about the idea of God and some aspects of biblical teaching. Reportedly he is causing numbers of previously de-churched, cynical young men in particular to reconsider the gospel message. The increasingly guru-like status of another university professor, Yuval Noah Harari, should give more cause for concern. The...

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Progressing Toward What? C.S. Lewis & “The Abolition of Man”

Aug 9, 2018 by

by Bradley J. Birzer, The Imaginative Conservative: Seventy-five years after the publication of C.S. Lewis’ The Abolition of Man, it is safe to say that the scientists and technologists and state makers and educational institutions and corporations have continued on the deadly path of making man not in the image of God, as manifested in nature, but in the image of some men, as manipulated by nature… What do the progressives really hope to achieve? And, to what end, if there really is an end?...

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