Tensions in American Conservatism

Intermediate

It is often claimed that “social conservatism” with its concerns for social issues such as life, marriage, and religious liberty, is at odds with the “fiscal conservative” commitment to limited government and individual  liberty. This lecture argues that both streams of modern conservatism flow from the same philosophical sources, and underscores the underlying unity of social and economic issues.

Recommended Reading: 
  • James Robison and Jay Richards, Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before It’s Too Late, chapters 1-3, 7-9.
Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics