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Series: Notting Hill Editions
Pages: 208
Publication Date: April 4, 2017

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Confessions of a HereticSelected Essays

by Roger Scruton

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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.

by Roger Scruton


Roger Scruton is that rarest of things: a first-rate philosopher who actually has a philosophy. . . one of the few intellectually authoritative voices in modern British conservatism.
—Jesse Norman, The Spectator

Scruton is brilliant at the patient demolition, in sorrowful yet witty tones, of wobbly conceptual edifices.
—Steven Poole, The Guardian