Raymond Aron and Roger Scruton hardly shared anything besides the English Channel.
The year 1789 is commonly – and naturally – associated with the French Revolution, dubbed “the Great Revolution.”
It is immensely difficult to write about an erudite scholar and philosopher such as Sir Roger Scruton since his great pageant of interests, intellectual involvements and possible specialties makes one at once question the fundamental character of his motivations.
For any early 20th century Western conservative, after the fall of the ancien regime in 1918, and the breakthrough of the modernist paradigm in politics, society and culture, to reconcile modernity and tradition was a probing task.
Sir Roger Scruton (1944-2020) remains a figure of inspiration to authors representing various fields of knowledge, who readily consult his works on political philosophy, the history of philosophy, ethics and aesthetics, and music.
There is a lot of historical myopia in the West today: a lot of historical forgetting and even more historical ignorance.