Book Forum

The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It, How to Get It Back

(HarperCollins, 2006)

October 3, 2006 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Auditorium/Wintergarden

Featuring the author Andrew Sullivan, Columnist, Time and the Sunday Times, and with comments by David Brooks, Columnist, New York Times.

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Andrew Sullivan says that today’s conservatives are facing a crisis from within, one that threatens their ideals as never before. Traditionally committed to limited government, balanced budgets, and the rule of law, they see their political leaders today sharply increasing government spending and debt, intruding the federal government into marriage law and a single family’s struggle over the end of life, and centralizing power in the federal government and the executive branch. Sullivan says conservatives cannot in good conscience keep supporting a political party that believes that its God‐​given mission is to change people’s souls instead of protect their liberty. Join us for the launch of an important new book.