What Is Conservatism?

Event Conservatism
Event Conservatism

May 2, 2018 What Is Conservatism?

Join us as we explore the conservative disposition, and chart a way forward for conservative political thought.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

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5:30 p.m. Reception ~ 6:00 p.m. Program
 

What is conservatism? For decades, American conservatism has thrived under Frank Meyer’s “fusionism,” uniting the three main strands of libertarianism, social conservatism, and anti-Communism. Yet as the communist challenge fades further into the past, the old conservative consensus is now tasked with responding to new challenges presented by the modern liberal order. How should conservatives respond to these new obstacles to ordered liberty, and what does the current moment tell us about the essence of conservatism? Join us as we explore the conservative disposition, and chart a way forward for conservative political thought.

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