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Jun 20

America’s Way Back: Reclaiming Freedom, Tradition and Constitution

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How can America recover from economic stagnation, moral exhaustion, and looming bankruptcy? In America’s Way Back, American Conservative Union Vice Chairman Donald J. Devine examines a way to do so.

Progressivism has so corrupted the modern political mindset – in both parties – that it has obscured the secret of the Constitution’s success: the way it harmonized freedom and tradition. Dr. Devine points to the essential paradox that Nobel laureate F. A. Hayek highlighted – “A successful free society will always in large measure be a tradition-bound society” – and makes the case for a new “fusion” of libertarianism and traditionalism. Just as the fusionism of William F. Buckley Jr. and Frank Meyer led to a conservative revival in the 1960s, a new harmony between freedom and tradition can revive America today.

Donald J. Devine, Ph.D., is a Vice Chairman of the American Conservative Union and has served as a member on the ACU Board of Directors for more than 20 years. From 1981-1985 he served in the Reagan Administration as Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Currently, a Senior Scholar at The Fund for American Studies, he is also a columnist, a writer, an Adjunct Scholar at The Heritage Foundation as well as a policy and management consultant. For 14 years, he was Associate Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, specializing in democratic theory and public opinion, and was also a Professor of Western Civilization at Bellevue University for a decade.

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