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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.

Get the book here:  https://www.basicbooks.com/titles/matthew-continetti/the-right/9781541600522/

Show Notes:

American Enterprise Institute: “The 100-year war for American conservatism: A book event with Matthew Continetti, Yuval Levin, and Paul Ryan” (VIDEO)
https://www.aei.org/events/the-100-year-war-for-american-conservatism-a-book-event-with-matthew-continetti-yuval-levin-and-paul-ryan/

City Journal: Theodore Kupfer – “The Right’s Forever War”
https://www.city-journal.org/review-of-the-right--the-hundred-year-war-for-american-conservatism

Commentary: Matthew Continetti – “Is There a Right Left?”
https://www.commentary.org/articles/matthew-continetti/conservative-factionalism/

C-SPAN: “Q&A with Matthew Continetti” (VIDEO)
https://www.c-span.org/video/?519554-1/qa-matthew-continetti

The Daily Beast: Matt Lewis – “What We Keep Getting Wrong About the Right”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/what-we-keep-getting-wrong-about-the-right?ref=scroll

Law & Liberty: George Hawley – “Surveying the American Right”
https://lawliberty.org/book-review/surveying-the-american-right/

National Review: Matthew Continetti – “How the Right Misunderstands Its History”
https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2022/05/16/how-the-right-misunderstands-its-history/

National Review: Ben Sasse – “Reminding the Right”
https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2022/05/02/reminding-the-right/

The New York Times: Jonathan Rauch – “The Strange History of American Conservatism”
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/19/books/review/matthew-continetti-the-right.html

The Spectator World: Matthew Continetti – “Revenge of the populists”
https://spectatorworld.com/topic/revenge-of-the-populists-populism/

The Wall Street Journal: Matthew Continetti – “The Return of the Old American Right”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-return-of-the-old-american-right-11649430434

The Wall Street Journal: Barton Swaim – “Grumbles Left and Right: Two Books on the Past and Future of Conservatism”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/grumbles-left-and-right-review-two-books-on-the-past-and-future-of-conservatism-11649430043

The Washington Post: Carlos Lozada – “How insiders and true believers frame political history”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2022/04/08/democrats-conservatives-history/

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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 @HeartlandGR