Conservatism and Civil Society

Next Tuesday at noon, the Hudson Institute’s Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal will host a conversation about civil society and the future of conservatism—a subject which I think will be central to the conservative revival of the coming years. The event will feature Robert Woodson, Jimmy Kemp, Harry Boyte, Bill Schambra, and (for your sins) myself. It’s free and open to all (at the Hudson Institute in DC), but you do need to register here.

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