About this Event
The Witherspoon Institute's Public Discourse – Princeton's conservative think tank – will host a discussion with Yoram Hazony and Contributing Editor and University of Dallas Associate Professor of Politics Daniel Burns.
By now, it's commonplace to observe that conservatism is in flux. Some argue that conservatism is synonymous with classical liberalism: it should be defined by principles of limited government, free markets, and individual rights.
Others see something else in conservatism: "recovery, restoration, elaboration, and repair of national and religious traditions." For these conservatives, the "common good of the nation," rather than individual freedom, should be the central focus of politics.
The quotes above come from Israeli philosopher and political theorist Yoram Hazony's new book, Conservatism: A Rediscovery, which outlines a thoughtful historical, philosophical, political, and personal account of conservatism. He challenges the right liberalism that has dominated conservatism for decades, arguing for a recovery of tradition-bound Anglo-American conservatism that began with Fortescue, culminated in Burke, and continued in the American Founding. Read more about Hazony's book.