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Roger Scruton: The Tyranny of Pop

Roger Scruton deplores the tyranny of banal and ubiquitous pop music. He feels that young people, above all, need help to instead appreciate the great music of our civilisation.

Roger Scruton deplores the tyranny of banal and ubiquitous pop music. Young people, above all, need help to appreciate instead the great music of our civilisation.

"Unless we teach children to judge, to discriminate, to recognize the difference between music of lasting value and mere ephemera, we give up on the task of education."

Producer: Sheila Cook.

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A Point of View: Why it's time to turn the music off

A Point of View: Why it's time to turn the music off

It's time to switch the music off in order to rediscover its true value, says Roger Scruton.

Read Roger Scruton’s article on the BBC News website

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