Big Tent: The Story of the Conservative Revolution–As Told by the Thinkers and Doers Who Made It Happen.
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Prominent conservatives speak out about their movement’s convictions, history and heroes.
Mallory Factor, the John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government, brings the Conservative Intellectual Tradition in America to The Citadel in an exciting new course being offered in the spring of 2012. A survey of the political tradition of modern conservatism in the United States, the course features a veritable who’s who of guest lecturers from conservative political circles, including former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
This seminar is intended to serve as an introduction to conservative thought, connecting the tradition to other political, economic, and philosophical themes in Western culture and will feature both lecture and discussion.
|January 18||Introduction to the Conservative Intellectual Tradition
Guest Lecturer: Publisher Alfred S. Regnery
|January 25||Edmund Burke and the Origins of Modern Conservatism
Guest Lecturer: David Armstrong Norcross
|February 1||The Conservative Tradition and the American Experiment
Guest Lecturer: Former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich
|February 8||The Fragility of Ordered Liberty: Tocqueville and Conservative Conceptions of Liberty, Equality, and Community
Guest Lecturer: Political Commentator Michael Barone
|February 15||New Deal Progressivism, the Jeffersonian Revival, and the Agrarian Tradition
Guest Lecturer: American Historian Burton W. Folsom, Jr.
|February 22||The Emergence of Libertarianism
Guest Lecturer: Ayn Rand Institute Director Yaron Brook
|February 29||The Reagan Revolution
Guest Lecturer: Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese
|March 7||William F. Buckley, Jr., Fusionism, and the Three-Legged Stool of Conservatism
Guest Lecturer: National Rifle Association President David A. Keene
|March 14||The Cold War, Anti-Communism, and Neo-Conservatism
Guest Lecturer: Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Douglas J. Feith
|March 21||Economics and Conservatism
Guest Lecturer: Cato Institute Senior Fellow Daniel J. Mitchell
|April 4||Cultural Conservatism and the Religious Right
Guest Lecturer: Political Activist Phyllis Schlafly
|April 11||The Bush Doctrine, Compassionate Conservatism, and the War on Terror
Guest Lecturer: Former Secretary of Defense Donald Henry Rumsfeld
|April 18||The Future of the Conservative Movement
Guest Lecturers: Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Former Christian Coalition Director Ralph Eugene Reed Jr., and Former CIA Director James Woolsey
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