In almost every public place today the ears are assailed by the sound of pop music. In shopping malls, public houses, restaurants, hotels and elevators the ambient sound is not human conversation but the music disgorged into the air by speakers - usually invisible and inaccessible speakers that cannot be punished for their impertinence.
'Catching Up with Roger Scruton: The Philosopher as Composer and Novelist' The Catholic World Report. Christopher S. Morrissey (Oct 29)
CWR: Your new book is a fresh update on politics that begins with an amusing title: Fools, Frauds, and Firebrands. What has stayed the same about the Left since you first published Thinkers of the New Left in 1985? What has changed?
"Why we should defend the right to be offensive" BBC Radio 4 A Point of View (23 Oct)
Free speech can make for uncomfortable listening, argues Roger Scruton, but it needs to be defended even when it gives offence.
The Observer's Tim Adams came to visit Roger at home in Wiltshire at the end of September, the result can be read in full on The Guardians website.
In the height of the Labour party conference, The Sunday Times News Review on Sunday 4th October featured Roger's latest essay - He’s not the Messiah, he’s the high priest of impenetrable nonsense.
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