Conserving Western civilization is an increasingly popular topic on social media and in entertainment. Roger Scruton has written a series of books addressing the issue.
The earth is fundamentally a religious place — a place of belonging and of worship. It is a place of holy sacrifice, with its highest expression in the Christian sacraments, which “rehearse the solution that previous explorations of the sacred could not find, which is the self-sacrifice of God” (p. 20).
As a tribute to Sir Roger’s achievement, I offer here the first in a two-part tribute to some of his recent writings.
You have really come along at the worst possible time. I had planned a return to the Republican Party, and you are standing in my way.
We’ve forgotten what art is for. We need places to live, work, and worship: They are useful for us when they reflect our value as creatures of Beauty itself.