American conservatives have entered a crisis decades in the making, and they’re taking the rest of us down with them. What’s happening to the right? Where are conservatives moving next? And why can’t they stop arguing about Tucker Carlson?
New School historian Julia Ott, CUNY political theorist Corey Robin, and Dissent co-editor Timothy Shenk will discuss all of these questions, and consider what the American left—including, and perhaps especially, its surging socialist wing—has to learn from the successes and failures of conservatism in the age of Trump.
Julia Ott is Associate Professor of history at the New School and author of When Wall Street Met Main Street (Harvard University Press, 2014).
Corey Robin is Associate Professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center and author of The Reactionary Mind (Oxford University Press, 2011).
Timothy Shenk is co-editor of Dissent and National Fellow at New America.
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 4–6 p.m.
Hoerle Lecture Hall, The New School
63 5th Ave, Room #105
New York, NY
The event, co-sponsored by Dissent and the New School’s Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies, is free and open to the public and will be livestreamed. RSVP on Facebook here.
And if you haven’t read it yet, check out Timothy Shenk’s essay “Right Privilege” in our Winter 2019 issue, on fissures in the conservative movement after Trump.