Thursday, April 11, 2019

An apology for thinking


  1. Apparently the journalist who gave the New Statesman interview celebrated on Instagram that he got Scruton sacked:

  2. In the context of British politics and culture today, is there any tension in the accusation that Scruton is both an Islamophobe as well as (implicitly) an anti-Semite?

    Is the suggestion that he's a white nationalist supposed to resolve it? Yet, if so, don't some or many contemporary white nationalists have a respect for Jews? For example, don't some or many white nationalists argue Jews are white?

    In any case, Scruton is accused of Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism against the Chinese, and prejudice against homosexuals. It's as if his opponents were trying to throw anything and everything at him to see what sticks. This may say more about Scruton's detractors than it does about Scruton. Are British politicians so naive and/or cowardly that they assume it all must be true?