Where he did much to keep intellectual freedom alive during the communist years:
The philosopher wrongly sacked as a Government adviser over false claims that he had made anti-Semitic and Islamophobic comments has been honoured for promoting free speech.
Just two months after his sacking, Sir Roger Scruton has been given the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland by President Andrzej Duda in a ceremony last Tuesday in the presidential palace in Warsaw. The award is for helping to keep free speech alive in the Communist era.
While working as an academic in the early 1980s, Scruton, 75, risked arrest and imprisonment to support dissidents in Eastern Europe, helping to smuggle books and organise ‘underground universities’.Ben Lazarus, “Philosopher Sir Roger Scruton who was wrongly sacked as a government adviser over false claims he made anti-Semitic and Islamophobic comments is honoured in Poland for promoting free speech” at Daily Mail
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