The conservative sensibility: A conversation between George Will and Robert Doar – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise7th June 2019
In a conversation with incoming AEI President Robert Doar, syndicated columnist George Will discusses his new book, “The Conservative Sensibility” (Hachette Books, June 2019). The Pulitzer Prize winner, bestselling author, and television regular explains in his latest work that the history and true meaning of American conservatism are under threat, both from progressives and from within the Republican Party.
Dr. Will notes that conservatism has become untethered from the philosophy of the American founding. In addition to the destructive trends in family life and higher education seen today, America has become an administrative state with semiautonomous executive agencies wielding unaccountable power, while Congress has failed in its duty to exercise its legislative powers. Dr. Will takes readers back to the founders’ vision — to their beliefs in natural rights, limited government, religious freedom, and human virtue and dignity, which ushered in two centuries of American prosperity — and reminds us that it is time to reverse America’s political fortunes.
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