Are free markets enough?
What Is the Future for Conservatism? A Debate
Who gets to speak for conservatism in 2021 and beyond?
In this major debate, watch five prominent figures—who represent five very different perspective—make their case for the ideas that should guide the American right.
The debaters are:
- Charles C. W. Cooke, NationalReview.com editor
- Ross Douthat, New York Times columnist
- William Kristol, Weekly Standard cofounder
- Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason editor in chief
- Daniel McCarthy, Modern Age editor
This debate, part of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s Diana Davis Spencer Debate Series, was recorded live on Saturday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. ET.
After you watch the debate, let us know who you think won! Vote here.
Interested in more events like this? Or even hosting one yourself? Join the ISI community.
Get the Collegiate Experience You Hunger For
Your time at college is too important to get a shallow education in which viewpoints are shut out and rigorous discussion is shut down.
Explore intellectual conservatism
Join a vibrant community of students and scholars
Defend your principles
Join the ISI community. Membership is free.