ON-Lion Letter
Renowned philosopher Roger Scruton aggressively defends serious Western culture against its internal critics and external enemies, argues that rumors of its demise are greatly exaggerated, and urges that it be preserved in Encounter Books' new Culture Counts:  Faith and Feelings in a World Besieged

In the book, Scruton shows how the West's high culture remains a continuing source of moral knowledge.  He provocatively rebuts the accepted wisdom of nihilistic modern intellectuals that sees it as nothing more than the worthless legacy of "dead white European males."

While ranging widely over the arts and philosophy, Scruton persuasively defends Western classical and popular music and its role in moral education, and he vindicates Western architecture and figurative painting.

Scruton is currently a research professor at The Institute for the Psychological Sciences, for which he teaches philosophy at its graduate school in both Washington, D.C., and Oxford, England.

Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a nonprofit group that is also supported by Bradley.  Encounter's president and publisher is Roger Kimball, editor of The New Criterion magazine, which is supported by Bradley, as well.
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