Confessions of a Heretic: Selected Essays (Hardcover)

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A delightfully controversial book, there is much here to chew on. Witty, thoughtful, and occasionally funny, Scruton's insight is both timely and timeless in a world where sometimes we just need to slow down and look.

Matthew

— From Confessions of a Heretic

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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 the Author


Roger Scruton is a philosopher, public commentator, broadcaster, and the author of more than forty books, including Notes from Underground, The Disappeared, and Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left. He has specialized in aesthetics with particular attention to music and architecture, engages in contemporary political and cultural debates from the standpoint of a conservative thinker, and is well known as a powerful polemicist. Scruton is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the British Academy, and a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781910749128
ISBN-10: 1910749125
Publisher: Notting Hill Editions
Publication Date: March 28th, 2017
Pages: 208
Language: English