The conservative movement is in an identity crisis. What went wrong, and what can be done to avoid another electoral defeat? In this American Enterprise Debate, moderated by AEI’s Ramesh Ponnuru, cosponsored with America’s Future Foundation, Troy and Wehner will explore competing ideas for moving conservatism forward.
From the moment seven years ago today that Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana and Mississippi, pundits started using the storm as a metaphor for the citizen’s relationship to the state.
The role of free enterprise in American culture is a defining issue of the day. None of the major policy questions that dominate the public discussion—tax rates, the deficit, broadband, roads—can be understood without a clear vision of the proper relationship between the government and the private sector. And this requires a theory of free enterprise.