ISI’s 2020 Conservative Book of the Year Award Dinner

March 28, 2020
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, MO
6 p.m.

Join us March 28 to honor the Conservative Book of the Year: Wilfred M. McClay’s Land of Hope

Join ISI at the Conservative Book of the Year dinner on Saturday, March 28, in St. Louis.

The winner of this year’s award is Wilfred M. McClay, author of the acclaimed history Land of Hope

McClay has filled a gaping void with his inspiring and compulsively readable account of our country’s history.

Think of Land of Hope as the anti–Howard Zinn. But that doesn’t mean McClay offers his own propaganda to counter Zinn’s. The Wall Street Journal’s Daniel Henninger put it well when he called Land of Hope “the most balanced, nuanced history of the United States I have read in the past fifty years.” 

McClay is also a great speaker. So come hear him at the Conservative Book of the Year Dinner.

It’s a great time to celebrate the outstanding work of thoughtful conservatives like Professor McClay. Conservatives are being “de-platformed” everywhere, from college campuses to Twitter. And mainstream book awards like the Pulitzer and the National Book Award might as well post signs that say, “NO CONSERVATIVES NEED APPLY.”

The dinner will be held in conjunction with the national meeting of America’s preeminent conservative intellectual forum, the Philadelphia Society. Here are details on the dinner:

  • DATE: Saturday, March 28, 2020
  • TIME: Private Sponsor Reception: 5:30 p.m.; General Reception: 6:00 p.m.; Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, 100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, MO 631055

For more information on ISI’s Conservative Book of the Year award, please visit

If you have questions about this dinner, please contact Allyssa Schulz-Fricker at

Reserve Your Seats for the March 28 Dinner

Come hear from Conservative Book of the Year award winner Wilfred M. McClay, who will speak on his acclaimed history Land of Hope