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Thursday, February 17, 2005

Interesting event on conservatives and libertarians

The America's Future Foundation is hosting something of a round table discussing whether or not the ideologies of conservatives and libertarians can still find success in the post-Cold War world:
During the Cold War era, conservatives and libertarians united around hostility toward communism and liberalism. The National Review's Frank Meyer called this union 'fusionism,' and argued that it wasn't just a marriage of convenience, but a union based on the deep compatibility of liberty and tradition. Increasingly, however, that ideological marriage has been punctuated by long, sustained spats: over war, gay marriage, stem-cell research, and a host of other issues. Just another rocky patch, or is it time for a divorce?

Arguing to keep the marriage together will be W. James Antle III of The American Conservative and Jeremy Lott of the Cato Institute. Amy Mitchell of The American Spectator and Nick Gillespie of Reason will take the side of divorce.
Can't say I'll be flying out to D.C. to attend, but I certainly look forward to some coverage of it from the four represented entities.


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