On October 15, Roger Scruton, one of the most influential philosophers of his generation, gave a lecture on “The Law of the Land: Reflections on Law and Migration” at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.  The lecture was co-sponsored by the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) along with Skidmore College and its Benjamin Franklin Forum.

Dr. Scruton, a specialist in aesthetics, has been called the most accomplished conservative philosopher since Edmund Burke.  He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Cambridge University in 1972.  He has published more than thirty books, including several novels, and composed two operas.  His most recent books include The Soul of the World (2014)How to be a Conservative (2014), and Notes from Underground (2014), a novel about Czechoslovakia. In 1982, he helped found The Salisbury Review, a British journal devoted to limited government and the preservation of the best of traditional Western culture, and served as its editor for nearly two decades.