On Roger Scruton: Can well-cultured atheists save our civilization?

Posted November 4, 2016 8:20 pm by Culture Witness

On Roger Scruton: Can well-cultured atheists save our civilization?

By Lea Z. Singh |British philosopher Roger Scruton has gained legendary status among conservatives and liberals alike for both his massive intellect and the unusual direction of his political leanings. As one of the few conservatives in an ocean of left-wing academics, he has become the flag-waving Robinson Crusoe of Western civilization. In Culture Counts (Encounter Books, 2007), Scruton takes it upon himself to explain why the cultural inheritance of the Western world is a treasure of immense importance, and one that must be passed down to younger generations.Scruton’s conclusion used to be so obvious as to require no explanations.

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