Our distinguished panelists examine the Resistance, its cultural and ideological underpinnings, and the need for a statesmanship capable of preventing this "cold civil war" from turning hot.
The Tyranny of Identity Politics
Charles Kesler, Mark Lilla, Heather Mac Donald, and Ryan Williams examine the political and moral threat of identity politics and the means necessary to reinstate and protect the motto on which our republic stands: e pluribus unum.
Charles Kesler is a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute, Editor of the Claremont Review of Books, host of Claremont’s The American Mind video series, and the Dengler-Dykema Distinguished Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College.
Mark Lila is a professor of humanities at Columbia University.
Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal.
Ryan Williams is the President of the Claremont Institute.
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The Claremont Institute hosted "Conservatism in the Trump Era," a two-part panel discussing the future of conservatism. Panel 2: Conservativism in the Trump Era: Recovering American Conservatism.
The Claremont Institute hosted "Conservatism in the Trump Era," a two-part panel discussing the future of conservatism. Panel 1: Conservativism in the Trump Era: American Statecraft.
The polls were right, and the pundits were wrong. A Republican presidential field that was hailed as the most talented in a generation has been flummoxed, humbled, and finally beaten by Donald Trump. The Party of Lincoln is now firmly in the hands of a Manhattan billionaire, and conservatives seem hopelessly divided about how to proceed.
Charles Kesler interviews Heather Mac Donald on her education; crime, immigration, and the rule of law; the insanity of higher education; from God and man to a secular society; and the past and future of classical music.