As a political movement, Liberalism is dead. Its acolytes do not have the numbers. They do not have the policies. After the 2008 election, they showed their true colors. Faced with an entitlement crisis, they actually rang up additional trillion dollar deficits. We now face the entitlement crisis and a budget crisis, and the Liberals have no answer for them beyond tax and spend. They still have support in the media, but even here they are faced with opposition from Fox News, talk radio, and the Internet.
Since its larval days in the 1950s, Conservatism has been on the rise, and its adherents have become far more numerous than those of Liberalism. Why? The vast majority of Americans favor free enterprise and personal liberty. In The Death of Liberalism, R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. analyzes who's right and what went wrong. And, in the process, he outlines a conservative agenda for the "next ascendancy."
R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The American Spectator, a political and cultural monthly that has been published since 1967. Author of several New York Times best-selling books, including Boy Clinton, Madame Hillary, The Liberal Crack-Up and The Conservative Crack-Up, his syndicated column appears weekly in such papers as the New York Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Arizona Republic, and the Washington Times. His writings have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Harper’s, the New York Times, National Review and New York Magazine.
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R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
Founder and Editor, The American Spectator
John Edward Hilboldt
Director, Lectures & Seminars