A statement of purpose, more or less

I shall be exploring strata in the modern consciousness, some very ancient and geological, some more recently deposited and still fermenting…For those who typically write about culture seldom begin. In the literature I have come across, writers tend to start in mediis rebus, fighting on one side or another in battles which are now so confused that hardly anyone understands their meaning. And this is not because they do not see the wood for the trees, but because they have not dug beneath the trees, to the life which secretly feeds them.

Roger Scruton, Modern Culture

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