An Intelligent Person's Guide to Modern Culture

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St. Augustine's Press, 1998 - Art - 173 pages
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Received by the British press with equal acclaim and indignation, this book sets out to define and defend high culture against the world of pop, corn, and popcorn. It shows just why culture matters in an age without faith, and gives an extended argument, drawing on philosophy, criticism, and anthropology, against the "post-modernist" world-view. Scruton offers a penetrating attack on deconstruction, on Foucault, on Nietzschean self-indulgence, and on the "culture of repudiation" which has infected the modern academy. But his book is not only negative. It is a celebration of the true heroes of modern culture and a call to the higher life.

The American edition of this famous and notorious work has been revised to take account of the controversy which it has inspired, and contains new material specially directed to Americans.

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It would be difficult for me to offer sufficient praise. Scruton's an impossibly brilliant man who has written an improbably excellent book. I count him as the preeminent scholar of culture and ... Read full review


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Roger Scruton is a visiting professor at Oxford University, where he is also a Fellow at Blackfriars Hall. His many books include "Art and Imagination," "Sexual Desire," "The Aesthetics of Music," and "A Political Philosophy: Arguments for Conservatism.

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