Culture Counts: Faith and Feeling in a World Besieged

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What is culture? Why should we preserve it, and how? In this book renowned philosopher Roger Scruton defends Western culture against its internal critics and external enemies, and argues that rumours of its death are seriously exaggerated. He shows our culture to be a continuing source of moral knowledge, and rebuts the fashionable sarcasm which sees it as nothing more than the useless legacy of 'dead white European males'. He is robust in defence of traditional architecture and figurative painting, critical of ...
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What is culture? Why should we preserve it, and how? In this book renowned philosopher Roger Scruton defends Western culture against its internal critics and external enemies, and argues that rumours of its death are seriously exaggerated. He shows our culture to be a continuing source of moral knowledge, and rebuts the fashionable sarcasm which sees it as nothing more than the useless legacy of 'dead white European males'. He is robust in defence of traditional architecture and figurative painting, critical of the fashionable relativists and urgent in his plea for our civilization, which more than ever stands in need of the self-knowledge and self-confidence that are the gift of serious culture.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781594031946
  • Publisher: Encounter Books
  • Publication date: 8/25/2007
  • Series: Brief Encounters Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 1,274,533
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

    A wonderful book

    If you are under the age of 55 and want to know why architecture, art, music, TV, movies are the way they are, read this book. If you are a parent of young children, read this book. If you want to know how to defend Western Culture to your friends, read it. If you are under 55 you were not taught this info in school, so read it.

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    Posted September 22, 2011

    Thoughtful Commentary. Well worth reading

    Excellent, thoughtful assessment. Well written, easy to read. Typical Roger Scruton conservative viewpoints but very thought provoking. Well worth the time to read a short but valuable contribution to philosophical thinking.

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