From philosophy to the sacred, part three of our interview with Sir Roger Scruton now turns to a discussion on politics. As a British outsider looking in, Scruton examines the uniqueness of the American political system, our culture (defining it as “ghost-haunted”), and the connection between Donald J. Trump and Brexit. Finally, Scruton offers an answer at the very end of our episode to the question: “Are you optimistic or pessimistic about America?”
Other topics we cover: Is there a spiritual world? What are your thoughts on trans-humanism and cloning? Are good men necessary to control evil men? Listen to find out more!
Sir Roger Scruton was an internationally recognized British philosopher, author, and professor with a Ph.D. in philosophy from Cambridge University. He was knighted for services in philosophy, teaching, and public education in 2016 and published over fifty nonfiction and fiction books. Praxis Circle interviewed Scruton because of his commanding knowledge of Western philosophy, his highly developed philosophical and theological anthropology, and his extensive service to the protection and preservation of Western civilization. This is one of Scruton’s last recorded interviews before his sudden passing from cancer in 2020.