Video Title: Why Beauty Matters
Author: Roger Scruton
Year of Publication: 2009
Documentary portraying the British philosopher's essay on the neglecting of beauty by contemporary arts and life, as well as the urge to restore it according to its essence.
Sir Roger Scruton details the loveless culture of postmodernism, in which art has turned into a sort of ‘standardized degradation.’ The speaker makes a persuasive case that what you read and listen to matters; that aesthetics has profound impacts on everything else in society.
In Scruton’s view, beauty is a remedy for the chaos and suffering which is our fate to endure as mortals. Progressives prefer to pop a Paxil™ and to surround themselves in ugliness.