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Roger Scruton, a non-Darwinian intellectual, was honored recently in Czech Republic

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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

See also: English Philosopher Roger Scruton Battles The “Humans Are Not Special” Folk

Roger Scruton helps Richard Dawkins’ “meme” find its way to the wastebasket

and

Roger Scruton: Missing the main problem with evolutionary psychology

4 Replies to “Roger Scruton, a non-Darwinian intellectual, was honored recently in Czech Republic

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    pw says:

    “Roger Scruton, A Non-Darwinian Intellectual, Was Honored Recently In Czechoslovakia”

    Czechoslovakia?

    Does that country still exist?

    “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”

    It seems like the award was given by the Polish government.

    What used to be Czechoslovakia is now two countries: Czech and Slovakia.

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    News says:

    pw at 1 above: Sorry. Goof. Changed.

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    pw says:

    I think the headline should say “Poland” instead of “Czech Republic”.

    Here’s a minor issue: the link in the statement “Where he did much to keep intellectual freedom alive during the communist years:” works fine, but the link at the end:
    “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”
    doesn’t seem to work.
    However, since the former works fine, then it’s not a big deal.

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    pw says:

    Very interesting presentation:

    https://youtu.be/KUbfMQ91Mps

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