Roger Scruton, Norman Stone and Jonathan Clark: Correction

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The Independent Online
ON 27 September 1990 we published under the heading 'Stalin: the hero of 2003?' an article by Timothy Garton Ash which used the satirical device of a fictional 'Dr Jonathan Scrustone' to anticipate some of the problems that would follow (and now have followed) the collapse of the Soviet empire.

We have been asked to make it clear that it was not intended to ascribe to Roger Scruton, Norman Stone or Jonathan Clark the extreme and provocative views expressed by the fictional Dr Scrustone (writing in the year 2003) and we readily accept that those views are most certainly not held by the three gentlemen in question. We apologise to Professors Scruton and Stone and Dr Clark if any reader thought otherwise.