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The idea that American conservatism is identical to “classical” liberalism—widely held since the 1960s—is seriously mistaken.

The award-winning political theorist Yoram Hazony argues that the best hope for Western democracy is a return to the empiricist, religious, and nationalist traditions of America and Britain—the conservative traditions that brought greatness to the English-speaking nations and became the model for national freedom for the entire world.

Conservatism: A Rediscovery explains how Anglo-American conservatism became a distinctive alternative to divine-right monarchy, Puritan theocracy, and liberal revolution. After tracing the tradition from the Wars of the Roses to Burke and across the Atlantic to the American Federalists and Lincoln, Hazony describes the rise and fall of Enlightenment liberalism after World War II and the present-day debates between neoconservatives and national conservatives over how to respond to liberalism and the woke left.

Going where no political thinker has gone in decades, Hazony provides a fresh theoretical foundation for conservatism. Rejecting the liberalism of Hayek, Strauss, and the “fusionists” of the 1960s, and drawing on decades of personal experience in the conservative movement, he argues that a revival of authentic Anglo-American conservatism is possible in the twenty-first century.

©2022 Yoram Hazony (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing

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Well argued and fascinating

It was going to be a tough sell for Yoram to pitch his ideas to me, but give him his due he did it well. And although he made many good points, especially regarding how some 'conservative ' ideas were a needed balance to the excesses and failures of liberalism, critical theory and communist ideas nevertheless much of what he said left me unconvinced. For instance, his clear love of the Christian tradition was uncomfortable and not something that I would ever personally support.

However, a great book and worth a read / listen.

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  • 27-07-22

Needed perspective

A great overview on the most important social forces facing us today. An important book for those seeking the truth on how society got to this point.

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  • 04-07-22

one of the best books I've ever listened to, truly

this is a must for anyone who wants to understand conservatism, I have never recommended a book as much as I do this one

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  • Tamir Dortal
  • 01-07-22

great book and narrator it really showed me what

is conservatism is all about and that is not merely libertarianism for the religious people
we should thank hazony for this book

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  • 28-06-22

Excellent articulation of conservatism!

Even if you think you know about conservatism, you have to listen to this book. The in-depth history and intellectual understanding is explained so well. This is the best book on Conservative Democracy ever. The way a government should run, starts from the home and this book helps you realize why.

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  • 09-06-22

Am I My Brother's Keeper?

In one of the most thought-provoking political works of the last 50 years, Hazoni presents an empirically based worldview with deep historical roots, challenging utopian thinkers on both the left and the right, and presenting a clearly defined third position in the war between Libertarians and Marxists.