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The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism (Guest: Matthew Continetti)

May 9, 2022

In Episode 69 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Matthew Continetti, author of “The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism.”

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Matthew Continetti of the American Enterprise Institute and the Washington Free Beacon to discuss his new book, The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism. They discuss American conservatism’s evolution from the Progressive era through the present, the tensions between conservatism and right-wing populism, and where conservatism is headed in the future.

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Show Notes:

American Enterprise Institute: “The 100-year war for American conservatism: A book event with Matthew Continetti, Yuval Levin, and Paul Ryan” (VIDEO)

City Journal: Theodore Kupfer – “The Right’s Forever War”

Commentary: Matthew Continetti – “Is There a Right Left?”

C-SPAN: “Q&A with Matthew Continetti” (VIDEO)

The Daily Beast: Matt Lewis – “What We Keep Getting Wrong About the Right”

Law & Liberty: George Hawley – “Surveying the American Right”

National Review: Matthew Continetti – “How the Right Misunderstands Its History”

National Review: Ben Sasse – “Reminding the Right”

The New York Times: Jonathan Rauch – “The Strange History of American Conservatism”

The Spectator World: Matthew Continetti – “Revenge of the populists”

The Wall Street Journal: Matthew Continetti – “The Return of the Old American Right”

The Wall Street Journal: Barton Swaim – “Grumbles Left and Right: Two Books on the Past and Future of Conservatism”

The Washington Post: Carlos Lozada – “How insiders and true believers frame political history”

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Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department. @HeartlandGR