Roger Scruton

is a British writer and philosopher, among his works The Aesthetics Of Architecture (1979) and Culture Counts: Faith and Feeling in a World Besieged (2007)


Cover for: Self-censorship and the loss of reasoned argument

Self-censorship is even more harmful than censorship by the state, argues British writer and philosopher Roger Scruton, for it shuts down conversation completely. The damage done to public discussion of the most pressing issues of the day can be seen on both sides of the Atlantic.

Freemarket disregard for the elementary moral truths of debt and obligation is to blame for the current crisis, says Roger Scruton. But the call for a return to economic morality is no endorsement of the financial fictions of the social democratic state.