Before & After Scruton

I usually jest that my life divides into two parts: ‘Before Scruton’ and ‘After Scruton.’ My first five books were devoted to Søren Kierkegaard, Jacques Derrida, ethics, and postmodern theology. Since then, I have published three books directly on Sir Roger Scruton, and two others that owe much to his influence. However, the disconnect between these two phases of my life is not as sharp as it ostensibly seems. As Scruton once remarked to me: “You have helped me see Derrida in a way I never thought possible.” Up to that point, the only thing Scruton believed he had in … Continue reading Before & After Scruton