Sir Roger Scruton

Douglas Murray writes in The Spectator:

So it is worth stressing that on the big questions of his time Roger Scruton was right. During the Cold War, he faced an academic and cultural establishment that was either neutral or actively anti-Western on the big question of the day. Roger not only thought right but acted right. Not many philosophers become men of action. But with the ‘underground university’ that he and others set up, he did just that. During the 1970s and 1980s, at considerable to himself, he would go behind the Iron Curtain and teach philosophy to groups of knowledge-starved students. If Roger and his colleagues had been largely leftist thinkers infiltrating far-right regimes to teach Plato and Aristotle there would have been multiple Hollywood movies about them by now.

never knew that about him.

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