Book Forum

The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America

June 2, 2004 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

1st floor/Wintergarden

Featuring John Micklethwait, U.S. Editor, The Economist; Adrian Wooldridge, Washington Correspondent, The Economist; with comments by James P. Pinkerton, Columnist, Newsday.

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Compared with Europe — or with America under Richard Nixon — the nation President Howard Dean would preside over would be distinctly more conservative in many crucial respects. The Right Nation argues that conservative policies have triumphed on many issues because the battle has been waged by well-organized, shrewd, and committed troops who have sometimes been lucky in choosing their enemies. John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge steer The Economist's coverage of the United States and, like modern-day Tocquevilles, have the perspective to see this vast subject in the round, unbeholden to forces on either side. They come neither to bury the American conservative movement nor to praise it blindly but to understand it as the most powerful and effective political movement of our age.

Adrian Woolridge's PowerPoint presentation