Two quotes from the indomitable Sir Roger Scruton

“When you’ve lost religion, as most of our societies today have, what is lost is a coherent possession of the people as a whole. Then there’s inevitably a need for a substitute religion, and the doctrine of equality is a facile way of recreating religious comfort without belief”

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“We in Britain are entering a dangerous social condition in which the direct expression of opinions that conflict – or merely seem to conflict – with a narrow set of orthodoxies is instantly punished by a band of self-appointed vigilantes”

 

Sir Roger Scruton is an English philosopher and writer who specialises in aesthetics and political philosophy, particularly in the furtherance of traditionalist conservative views.



Categories: England, Philosophy

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