A Product, You’ve Been Made
Cultural & Cognitive Stagnation
Iain McGilchrist in conversation with Stephen Blackwood
“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in” — Unknown.
Sir Roger Scuton’s biographer on the last days of a giant
It was just before Christmas last year when I travelled to Sunday Hill Farm in Wiltshire, the fabled home of my dear friend Sir Roger Scruton. I was there to chat about his health and some future collaborations that we had planned. When he was diagnosed with cancer at the end of last summer, he had written asking me to visit so that we could, as he put it, ‘chat about the future’.
Byrne Power: L’Abri Lecture
Roger Scruton, Tarkovsky, Jordan Peterson, Rookmaaker.
Belgian Public television
“We are in the world in a questioning relation with it.”
Peter Thiel at Hoover Institution
Peter Robinson opens the show by asking Thiel’s views on his own essay “The Straussian Moment.” He responds by saying that people today believe in the power of the will but no longer trust the power of the intellect, the mind, and rationality. The question of human nature has been abandoned. We no longer trust people’s ability to think through issues. Thiel notes that this shift began to take place in 1969, when the United States put a man on the moon; three weeks later Woodstock took place, moving the culture in the direction of yoga and psychological retreat.
Kerstspecial van Uitgeverij De Blauwe Tijger
In de kerstspecial wordt Tom Zwitser, auteur van ‘Permafrost’ en ‘Heerlijke platte wereld’ geïnterviewd door Wim van den Bergh over de vraag wat cultuur nu eigelijk is.