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Literary Festival 2012: The Culture of Europe


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Speaker(s): Professor Roger Scruton, Maurice Fraser

Recorded on 29 February 2012 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

What are the distinctive features of European culture today? To what extent can we lean on our European cultural inheritance, in an age when its Christian foundations are crumbling? And is it one inheritance or many?

Roger Scruton is an adjunct scholar of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC, a new position he took up in July 2009. Prior to that he was a research professor for the Institute for the Psychological Sciences. He is also a fellow of Blackfriars Hall in Oxford. He is a writer, philosopher and public commentator who has specialised in aesthetics with particular attention to music and architecture. He engages in contemporary political and cultural debates as a powerful conservative thinker and polemicist. He has written widely in the press on political and cultural issues. Recent publications include Green Philosophy|, The Uses of Pessimism, Beauty, Understanding Music and I Drink Therefore I Am.

Maurice Fraser is a Senior Fellow in European Politics at LSE.

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