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Ill Literacy, Episode X: American Conservatism (Guest: Andrew J. Bacevich)

September 14, 2020

In Episode X of Heartland’s Ill Literacy podcast, Tim Benson talks with Andrew J. Bacevich about his book, American Conservatism: Reclaiming an Intellectual Tradition

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Andrew J. Bacevich to discuss the anthology he edited for the Library of America, American Conservatism: Reclaiming an Intellectual Tradition. They talk about the origination of the project, why the book’s start date was the 20th Century and not earlier, and the importance for everyone, not just conservatives, to understand this tradition. They also chat about why certain pieces and certain authors were chosen, Bacevich’s decision to exclude neoconservatives from the volume, and the intellectual future of conservatism.

Get the book here: https://loa.org/books/630-american-conservatism-reclaiming-an-intellectual-tradition

Show Notes:

The American Conservative: Andrew J. Bacevich – Conservatism Is Stewardship, Preserving Our Collective Inheritance

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/conservatism-is-stewardship-preserving-our-collective-inheritance/

Law & Liberty: Virginia Arbery – An Open Conservatism?

https://lawliberty.org/book-review/an-open-conservatism/

Library of America: American Conservatism: An “intellectual tradition worthy of respect and consideration”

https://www.loa.org/news-and-views/1673-_american-conservatism_-an-intellectual-tradition-worthy-of-respect-and-consideration

Library of America: VIDEO: Andrew J. Bacevich and Sean Wilentz: What Is American Conservatism?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dioWO4EH1E

National Review: Daniel J. Mahoney – The Conservative Intellectual Tradition: Recovering Old Wisdom

https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2020/06/22/the-conservative-intellectual-tradition-recovering-old-wisdom/

The New York Times: George F. Will – The Mind of Conservatism

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/books/review/american-conservatism-andrew-j-bacevich.html

The Wall Street Journal: Barton Swaim – ‘American Conservatism’ Review: Doing the ‘Right’ Thing

https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-conservatism-review-doing-the-right-thing-11585923831

The Washington Post: Tim Page – Defining the essence of American conservatism (and excluding Trump)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/defining-the-essence-of-american-conservatism-and-excluding-trump/2020/04/30/641cff2c-83ed-11ea-a3eb-e9fc93160703_story.html

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Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department.
TBenson@heartland.org @BenceAthwart