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Liberty and Civilization

The Western Heritage

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Hardcover / 160 pages
ISBN: 1594033838
PUBLISHED: 8/17/2010

Liberty and Civilization
The Western Heritage

An essential volume of essays commissioned by the American Spectator and edited by the philosopher Roger Scruton, Liberty and Civilization examines the intellectual and spiritual traditions of our belief in individual liberty, from its Judeo Christian origins on through Enlightenment philosophy. As we are confronted by belligerent atheism at home and jihadist Islam abroad, Liberty and Civilization is an invaluable tool for understanding why it is critical that we defend the cultural, religious, and intellectual institutions that have made our civilization great.

As one would expect from the American Spectator, the responses are both fiery and edifying, representing a broad swath of American conservative thought. The essayists include Paul Johnson, Anne Applebaum, Robert Bork, Robert P. George, Christina Hoff Sommers, and Roger Scruton.

About the Author

Sir Roger Scruton (1944-2020), the distinguished philosopher and public intellectual, taught at many institutions on both sides of the Atlantic including Birkbeck College, Boston University, and the University of Buckingham. He was the author of more than forty books.

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