Charles C. W. Cooke on Conservatarianism in the Age of Trump

July 11, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Elephant & Castle

111 W Adams St., Chicago, IL

In his 2015 book The Conservatarian Manifesto, Charles C. W. Cooke identified what he characterized as a growing movement of “Conservatarians”—members of the right who are fiscally conservative but socially liberal. Cooke contended that these conservatarians were an underserved movement budding among conservatives, in which fiscal responsibility, constitutional obedience, and controlled government spending remain crucial tenets, but issues like gay marriage and drug control are approached with a libertarian bent.

But in 2016, something happened. Donald Trump happened.

Join America’s Future Foundation – Chicago as we host Charles C. W. Cooke to address the future of conservatarianism in the age of President Donald Trump.

6pm cocktail hour. 7pm program. Admission is $10 and includes food and two drink tickets.


Charles C. W. Cooke is the editor of National Review Online, a co-host of the Mad Dogs and Englishmen podcast, and the author of The Conservatarian Manifesto. Charles is a graduate of the University of Oxford, at which he studied modern history and politics. His work has focused on Anglo-American history, British liberty, free speech, the Second Amendment, and American exceptionalism. Charles is a frequent guest on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and Fox News’s Red Eye, and has broadcast for the BBC, MSNBC, Fox News, and Fox Business. He emigrated to the United States in 2011 and lives in Connecticut with his wife, their son, and their dog, a black labrador.