La tradizione e il sacro

by Roger Scruton

Milano: Vita e Pensiero, 2015

La tradizione e il sacro (Tradition and the Sacred), published this year by Vita e Pensiero of Milan, the label of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, collects six previously published essays by Roger Scruton.  Scruton’s point is really the question of the day: “What keeps us together?”  The answer, he suggests, is found in the question itself — where ‘us’ stands for Christian Western Civilization, and what remains of it that is still Christian and still Western — despite the contemporary narrative of triumphant irreligion.  M.R.