Mickey Edwards, a leading figure in the American conservative movement for more than 40 years, will discuss his candid and provocative new book “Reclaiming Conservatism” at a book launch event on Monday, March 24 organized by The John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress.
The Brademas Center, part of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School at New York University, will introduce Edwards at 6:00 p.m. at New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South, Manhattan. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
Mickey Edwards has been a prominent public servant, having served as a Republican congressman, national chairman of the American Conservative Union, and founding trustee of the Heritage Foundation. Now, in his passionately argued book, he contends that contemporary conservatives have abandoned their principles and have become champions of that which they once most feared.
The mantle of conservatism, he writes in “Reclaiming Conservatism: How a Great American Political Movement Got Lost - and How It Can Find Its Way Back,” has been taken over by people whose beliefs and policies threaten the entire constitutional system of government. By abetting an imperial presidency, so-called “conservatives” have gutted the system of checks and balances, abandoned due process and trampled upon our cherished civil liberties. Once, they fought to protect citizens from government intrusion; today, they seem to recognize few limits on what government can do.
“Reclaiming Conservatism” offers a blueprint for reclaiming the essence of conservatism in America. Touching upon many current issues, the author concludes that many of today’s conservatives seem to have it all backwards. They have turned conservatism upside down-and this book calls them on it.
— “A passionate call for a return to the kind of conservatism that cared about people, not power, partisan advantage, or privilege.” -Jack Kemp
- WHO: Mickey Edwards, author and Brademas Center Advisory Board Member. With John Brademas, moderator, NYU President Emeritus and former Member of Congress.
- WHAT: Book launch event for “Reclaiming Conservatism: How a Great American Political Movement Got Lost - and How It Can Find Its Way Back,” by former U.S. Congressman Mickey Edwards.
- WHERE: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South, Auditorium, New York, N.Y.
- WHEN: Monday, March 24, 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
RSVP at http://www.nyu.edu/brademas/programs.events/ or call 212-998-2269.
The program includes a Question & Answer session with the audience and will be followed by a wine and cheese reception. Copies of the book will be available for purchase before the program.