Was America right from the beginning—or was our Founding itself fatally flawed?
How can we return to the original principles of our nation if we don’t know what those principles were—or what they mean today?
Such questions are at the heart of one of conservatism’s most intense debates.
Some say America was founded on the proposition that all men are created equal. Others insist that we are heirs to a tradition of liberty and virtue that cannot be summed up in a few philosophical words.
And while some find liberty at the very core of the American project—and say liberty is what we must conserve—others argue that virtue must come first. Some even say that the “revolutionary” parts of our Founding corrupted America from the start.
All sides seem to agree on one thing, however: in order to save our nation now, we have to start from a correct understanding of its foundational principles.
You’re invited to join Modern Age editor in chief Daniel McCarthy on Thursday, September 16, 2–4 p.m., at Washington D.C.’s historic Mayflower Hotel as he moderates a discussion with leading conservatives from all sides of this debate.
You’ll hear from:
- Acclaimed podcast host and national best selling author, Michael Knowles
- Hillsdale research fellow Michael Anton, who served on the National Security Council under President Donald J. Trump and is the author of The Stakes: America at the Point of No Return
- Reason magazine managing editor Stephanie Slade
- New York Times bestselling author Kevin Gutzman, who has written the only Jeffersonian account of American constitutional history
If you’re a conservative or libertarian who struggles with the Left’s demonization of the Founding and the seemingly simplistic view put forward by many on the Right—you need to attend this panel discussion.
Register now to be part of the conversation shaping the conservative movement.