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Roger Scruton: The People by the People   Our Bookshelf

Started 29/3/16 by Dragoku (Drac00la); 2745 views.
Dragoku (Drac00la)

From: Dragoku (Drac00la)


“A writer who says that there are no truths, or that all truth is ‘merely relative,’ is asking you not to believe him. So don’t.”
- Roger Scruton, 
Modern Philosophy: An Introduction and Survey 



Scruton contends, following Emmanuel Kant, that human beings have a transcendental dimension, a sacred core exhibited in their capacity for self-reflection. He argues that we are in an era of secularization without precedent in the history of the world. 

Roger Scruton: Of the People, By the People (Point of View, 2013)

Conservatism Archive 

Published on May 2, 2016
A Point of View 2013




From: ahe489q


Believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see. 

Golfeser (irckman)

From: Golfeser (irckman)


In a few words; people from the western world that have refined democracy and its democratic laws with a liable constitution, do not go roughly preach warmongering vendettas with everyone that do not agree with them - yet something people from the Arab world have yet to learn, but they still keep preaching through a book of medieval times calling for everyone to 'join or die'... these ancient times conduit and their beliefs do not fit into our century!





From: ahe489q


As Trump says if you don't crack down on some of this crap you don't have a country any more. 

Sybyl (flybyss)

From: Sybyl (flybyss)


In a civilised western society the unpopular government are rejected by vote without bloodshed, what makes it possible is to ‘agree to disagree,’ but many countries do not adopt this kind of mentality, this is why most of these countries without genuine democracy are into endless civil wars. 



From: ChapCavi


One size fits all “democracy” such as we have seen after the ‘Arab Spring Revolution” in countries in north Africa like Egypt doesn't pretty well work when they got the Muslim Brotherhood taking away the little freedom they had in the past, rules under dictatorship using religion to imperative blend always gets into the worst case scenario!


From: ChapCavi


EXACTLY that is what is said in this video as well!

The Future of European Civilization: Lessons for America
The Heritage Foundation Published on Oct 14, 2015

America has much to learn from Europe’s current condition.

The decline in religious faith has led to a universal weakening of European society and a loss of confidence in the value of its civilization. And the effects have been grave: throngs of unassimilated immigrants, military threats from abroad, and confusion about national identity. America, by contrast, still shows many signs of strength. Nonetheless, should we lose our sense of shared identity, Europe’s path likely awaits. What can Americans learn from Europe?

Does America have hidden strengths which, if properly used, will allow us to avoid a similar fate? And are there areas in which Europe is faring better than we are?




From: ahe489q


The USA hasn't had a leader in 7 years and we are adrift in the world.  The USA has a better chance of

recovering and getting back to a solid course than the Europeans who are not going change for the

better soon.



From: Quasuo


A lot of talk about 'freedom and democracy', yet something that is supposed to worked hand in hand but it doesn't where dictators are mass-ruling and leading with fanatical religious hogwash!



From: Panpete


Honestly - I have the feeling that the cold wars were not as dangerous as we are about to live with the Islamic warfare, as we may observe it's spreading everywhere!