Roger Scruton

Roger Scruton is a writer, philosopher and public commentator. His most recent book is Our Church: A Personal History of the Church of England (2012).

Written by Roger Scruton

Artist Jeff Koons with sculpture. Photo by Bob Adelman/Corbis

Essay/
Beauty and aesthetics
The great swindle

From pickled sharks to compositions in silence, fake ideas and fake emotions have elbowed out truth and beauty

Roger Scruton