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Culture Counts Faith and Feeling in a World Besieged

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.

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Culture of Death The Assault on Medical Ethics in America

Smith believes that American medicine “is changing from a system based on the sanctity of human life into a starkly utilitarian model in which the medically defenseless are seen as having not just a ‘right’ but a ‘duty’ to die.” Going behind the current scenes of our health care system, he shows how doctors withdraw desired care based on Futile Care Theory rather than providing it as required by the Hippocratic Oath.

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Roger Scruton

Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher, currently an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and a Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. He is the author of over thirty books, which have been widely translated, and a regular writer in the press in both Europe and the United States. His most recent books are Beauty (Oxford University Press) and Culture Counts (Encounter Books). He divides his time between rural Wiltshire and rural Virginia, in both of which places he lives with his wife and two small children.

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American Secession The Looming Threat of a National Breakup

Americans have never been more divided, and we’re ripe for a breakup. The bitter partisan animosities, the legislative gridlock, the growing acceptance of violence in the name of political virtue—it all invites us to think that we’d be happier were we two different countries. In all the ways that matter, save for the naked force of law, we are already two nations.

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Reclaiming Common Sense Finding Truth in a Post-Truth World

Common sense is the foundation of thinking and of human action. It is the indispensable basis for making our way in the world as individuals and in community with others, and the starting point for finding truth and building scientific knowledge. The philosophy of common-sense realism deeply informed the American Founders’ vision for a self-governing people, in a society where leaders and average citizens share essentially the same understanding of reality—of what simply makes sense.

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The Social Media Upheaval

Social media giants are poisoning our journalism, our politics, our relationships and ultimately our minds. Glenn Reynolds looks at the up and downsides of social media and at proposals for regulation, and offers his own fix that respects free speech while reducing social media’s toll.

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The Voice of the People

The Voice of the People Roger Kimball Asks What's So Bad about 'Populism'?

In his op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Roger Kimball examines our historical animosity towards the term and asks if our disdain for “the voice of the people” is warranted.

Retaking the Russian Empire

Retaking the Russian Empire How Putin is Reclaiming Former Soviet Republics

Douglas E. Schoen reveals how Putin is slowly reclaiming all of the former Soviet Republics.

Barry Latzer on ‘The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America’

Barry Latzer on ‘The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America’ AN ENCOUNTER BOOKS INTERVIEW

Barry Latzer discussed his controversial book, The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America, with our own Ben Weingarten.