Date(s) - 04/26/2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hudson Grille Midtown
Do conservatives and libertarians adhere to the same basic principles, or do their different approaches to political philosophy lead them to too many incompatible viewpoints? Frank Meyer, one of the founding editors of the conservative magazine National Review, was an original proponent of the “fusionist” movement to merge these sometimes diametrically opposed groups into a Cold War coalition united against communism. Indeed, Ronald Reagan once said, “I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.” Conversely, libertarian writer Murray Rothbard said that “fusionism often seems like an attempt to paper over the contradictions within conservatism.” Caught in a decades-long debate, can these two philosophical brothers be reconciled, or will they end up disowning each other?
Join us at America’s Future Foundation – Atlanta as we team up with the National Review Institute to host an exciting book forum event featuring another National Review writer, Charles C. W. Cooke. He has brought the fusionist debate forward to today’s political landscape with his book The Conservatarian Manifesto. We will be joined by co-panelists Monica Perez, radio personality at WSB News 95.5 FM, and Greg Williams, political commentator and blogger at Greg’s List Live and radio personality at America’s Web Radio.
We’ll have free hors d’oeuvres and drinks (beer & wine) for all attendees at 6:30 PM, and the panel event will begin about 7:30 PM.
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Suggested Donation: $10.00
This event is part of NRI’s Regional Partnership events program. Learn more at: www.nrinstitute.org/partnership-events. The National Review Institute was founded by William F. Buckley Jr. in 1991, some 36 years after he founded National Review magazine. The Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), charitable organization, established to complement its sister organization, National Review, by engaging in policy development, public education, and advocacy to advance the conservative principles Buckley championed.