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The Times featured a typically forthright piece from philosopher Roger Scruton last month, in the wake of an Australian report recommending that children be banned from watching television until they are two years old “because it can stunt their language development and shorten their attention span.” Scruton applauds the recommendation, but argues that it doesn’t go far enough. “As a threat to the nation’s health, [television] stands far higher than alcohol, drugs or tobacco,” he…

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