What is the future of liberalism in America?
American elites have been eager to agitate for numerous regime change wars abroad, often with disastrous consequences for American security and prosperity at home. One prominent scholar, Patrick Deneen, poses a provocative question: Is it time for a regime change of America’s own leadership class?
In his new book Regime Change: Toward a Postliberal Future, political theorist Patrick Deneen argues that it’s time to replace the self-interested, amoral, bipartisan establishment with a new aristocratic class whose interests are aligned with the happiness and flourishing of the people.
Deneen posits that liberalism—in all its forms—has contributed to the leadership crisis in America today and draws from both classical and Christian sources to propose a politics of the common good with practical applications for American political, cultural, and economic life today.
Join Deneen and special guests Senator JD Vance, Christine Emba, and Kevin Roberts as they respond to Patrick’s argument and discuss strategies for building a virtuous leadership class committed to the common good. The conversation will be moderated by ISI’s own, Dan McCarthy.
This exciting event stands in a long tradition of critical conversations and debates hosted by ISI that refine our understanding of conservative principles. Conservatism has a long history of grappling with new ideas in the pursuit of ordered liberty. The conservative tradition contains such diverse figures as Roger Scruton, Leo Strauss, Russell Kirk, F.A. Hayek, William F. Buckley, and many more.
On May 17th, we will to add this great conversation by bringing together leading voices to discuss and debate the most pressing challenges facing America today.
Tickets are free for students and the general public. Signed copies of Patrick’s book will be available for purchase at the 5:30 pm reception before the panel starts at 6:30 pm. Click here to register.