The Hoover Institution hosted "A Liberal Republic, If You Can Keep It?" on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm EDT.
Is the Madisonian project of republican self-government in disrepair? Is liberal democracy sustainable? Recent years have seen countless books and articles declaring the failure of classical liberalism -- some by liberalism's proponents, and some by its critics.
How should we understand American liberalism, in the Founders' time and in our own?
The Hoover Institution and the Foundation for Constitutional Government hosted an event on liberalism in theory and in practice, featuring keynote remarks by Harvey Mansfield, a Hoover Institution senior fellow and the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government at Harvard University.
1:15 - 2:30 PM
Panel I: American Liberalism in Theory
Mark Blitz, Claremont McKenna College
James Ceaser, Hoover Institution and the University of Virginia
Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard
Moderator: Adam White, Hoover Institution and George Mason University
2:45 - 3:45 PM
Panel II: American Liberalism in Practice
Ronald Brownstein, The Atlantic and CNN
John McCormack, The Weekly Standard
Moderator: Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Keynote Address: "The Republican Form of Government in The Federalist"
Harvey Mansfield, Hoover Institution and Harvard University