Here, you will find details of my Career and Life, Books, and Media & Public Appearances. I also make available a substantial collection of my journalistic writings. At the bottom of this page, I have selected a quote from these writings in the hope that it will help you kick off your day on a contemplative, thought-provoking, but always life-affirming note.
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Here are details of my latest articles, books, & recent public appearances
* Below is a recent video interview that I gave on the newly published Finnish translation of Roger Scruton’s The Need for Nations
*I gave an online series of four lectures on The Conservative Hegel for the Roger Scruton Legacy Foundation during the month of March 2021. Each lecture can be viewed here.
* I led a reading of Roger Scruton’s Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left, for the Roger Scruton Legacy Foundation during the month of February 2021. Videos of the sessions can be viewed here.
*I gave a keynote address to an online conference: Tradition and Change: Scruton’s Philosophy, run by the University of Silesia in Katowice on Friday, January 22, 2021. My lecture ‘Main Currents of Scruton’s Philosophy’ can be viewed below:
*I published a piece entitled ‘Roger Scruton was no atheist’ in The Critic on the first anniversary of Sir Roger’s death (12.1.2021). You can read it here
*I gave an opening reflection at the Roger Scruton Legacy Foundation’s Remembering Roger Scruton online event to mark the first anniversary of Roger’s passing. The event was streamed live on Tuesday, January 12. View my comments and the opening session on Scruton and Eastern Europe here:
* My new book The Last Word: Roger Scruton’s Timely Tracts (Journalism 1971-2019) will appear with Bloomsbury in February 2022. More details to follow.
* I wrote a short reflection on Roger Scruton as “Man of Letters” for the Roger Scruton Legacy Foundation which you can read Here
* I have just published an essay entitled ‘Benedict XVI: Beauty as a Doorway to the Sacred’ in Dualta Roughneen (ed.), The Best of Benedict: An Irish Perspective (One on One Press, 2020). The book is available here:
As I light those little lamps each evening, we are reminded that this is where we belong, that we are bound here together forever...To fill a house with such light is such a simple thing yet it serves to distinguish a house from a home. That is why, when our boys hear the match strike, they race to the kitchen. For them, it is the moment when a cold, empty room becomes a warm winter wonderland.~Mark DooleySource: Moral Matters, 12.11.2014