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Sir Roger Scruton: ‘Get Rid of Universities Altogether’

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May 13 2019

“It sounds as though we have [lost complete control of universities],” conservative philosopher Sir Roger Scruton told the Europe at a Crossroads conference today in London.

Sir Roger – who was recently fired from Britain’s Conservative Party-led government for the crime of being an actual conservative – made comments almost identical to those made by Human Events’ Will Chamberlain on the magazine’s Sunday night, members-only Discord chat.

Sir Roger was responding to a question from the audience wherein he was told of physical violence being leveled at students who express conservative views at Birkbeck University, where Sir Roger once taught.

“There are two solutions to this, though,” explained Scruton – arguably one of the greatest living conservative philosophers.

“One is to start new universities, outside the nexus of state control, which is what happened with Buckingham [University]. Founded by Margaret Thatcher, and where I do teach a course, and which is going in the right direction. Which does have well known reactionaries like David Starkey talking openly from the platform. That’s a possibility, though of course it is a small gesture.

“But there’s the other way forward, which is to get rid of universities altogether.”


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