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I just read Roger Scruton’s article “Waving, Not Drowning” (TAS, July-August 2012) and was once again enlightened by his insightful perspective on disturbing social trends. However, I was dismayed to see that this will be his last regular contribution to this fine publication. I have particularly enjoyed Mr. Scruton’s interesting insights and unique presentation on a wide variety of relevant topics.
He has many talents and obviously has mastered several disciplines in his wide range of life experience. Mr. Scruton has a special ability to present complex ideas and associated philosophical insights in a clear and comfortable manner that’s engaging and friendly. Reading his articles often feels like having a relaxed conversation over a cup of tea. I suppose you could say that I have developed a vicarious friendship with Mr. Scruton through his fine writing.
While there was no indication as to the reason he is discontinuing his regular contributions I certainly hope that he will reconsider and continue to submit frequent, if not regular, articles in the future.
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Managing editor Kyle Peterson replies:
Our sentiments exactly. Mr. Scruton, having finished his new book, How to Think Seriously About the Planet (Oxford University Press), has moved back to England and on to other endeavors.
He remains most welcome in these pages.
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