Scruton conveys a world where the ideological “lie” reigned and where brave souls successfully resisted it. He also captures that in-between world between moral integrity and open collaboration that was the fate of so many in a decaying yet frightfully repressive ideological regime.
Daniel J. Mahoney in New Criterion
It was Roger who inspired me to go to the then Soviet Union in the mid-80s to bring in vital supplies (medical, news, educational) to refuseniks — from cab drivers to concert pianists and much in between. So fuck these academic and other regressives who are whining about the state of things in liberal democracy: they are no more than disingenuous cowards with no skin in the game.