Featuring Alex Kozinski, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and J. Harvie Wilkinson III, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.
So many Americans are concerned with how “Washington isn’t listening to them,” and candidates like Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Ben Carson are stoking that outrage. But maybe Washington isn’t listening because it is so big that only mobilized special interests have the resources and incentives to pay attention. Maybe big government will never really pay attention to the people. If this is so, then maybe people should stop trying to control each other so much.
American leaders have cooperated with regimes around the world that are, to varying degrees, repressive or corrupt. Such cooperation is said to serve the national interest. But these partnerships also contravene the nation’s commitments to democratic governance, civil liberties, and free markets. In Perilous Partners, authors Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent provide a strategy for resolving the ethical dilemmas between interests and values faced by Washington.
The Cato Institute has released its 2014 Annual Report, which documents a dynamic year of growth and productivity. “Libertarianism is the philosophy of freedom,” Cato’s David Boaz writes in his book, The Libertarian Mind. “It is the indispensable framework for the future.” And as the new report demonstrates, the Cato Institute, thanks largely to the generosity of our Sponsors, is leading the charge to apply this framework across the policy spectrum.
Featuring: CC Goldwater, Granddaughter of Barry Goldwater; Producer, Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater; Editor, The Conscience of a Conservative (Princeton University Press edition, 2007). Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, Heritage Foundation; Press Secretary, Goldwater for President; Author, Goldwater: The Man Who Made a Revolution. Franklin Foer, Editor, The New Republic. Edward H. Crane, President, Cato Institute; Precinct Captain, Berkeley, Calif., Goldwater for President.
Barry Goldwater was the first political leader of modern conservatism and the father of the modern Republican Party. Once derided as a relic of the 18th century or worse, today his legacy is claimed by conservatives, libertarians, and even liberals. Who was the real Barry Goldwater? What did he stand for? What is his legacy? Please join us for clips from his granddaughter’s HBO film, coming out in July on DVD, the release of a new Princeton University Press edition of The Conscience of a Conservative, and some vigorous discussion.