Roger Scruton

I discovered Roger Scruton's true identity quite by accident, while listening to an interview I'd taped with him. There it was: a perfectly normal, if slightly lispy voice belonging to an earnest, 16-year-old public schoolboy. At first, I thought I had picked up the wrong tape. Only when my own voice came on - Mickey Mouse on helium, the normal sound of speeded up human speech - did I realise that I had flicked on the fast-play mode on my recorder. Scruton, it seems, is a 16-year-old trapped in Read more [...]