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The Liberal Project — and the Conservative Reply

Today on Uncommon Knowledge, Dr. Charles Kesler, senior fellow of the Claremont Institute and editor of the Claremont Review of Books, offers a sobering assessment.

Conservatives made the mistake of assuming that the victory Reagan won was a permanent victory.  But the victories of liberalism in the past century are so much deeper and changed American politics so much more than conservatives are willing to admit.

What, then, are conservatives to do?

Conservatives need to go back to the deeper sources of the American political tradition, rediscover the founders, and Lincoln.  Conservatives need to go back to the order that liberalism was intended to replace.

Liberals may have Woodrow Wilson, the welfare state, and the hippie movement, but we have the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and Abraham Lincoln. Click here.


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