American Conservatism

A More American Conservatism December 2016 • Volume 45, Number 12 • Larry P. Arnn The following is adapted from a speech delivered on December 2, 2016, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C. The astonishing political campaign of 2016 involved much debate about whether Donald Trump is a conservative. He was not always facile with the lingo of conservatism, and he pointed out once that he was seeking the nomination of the Republican, not the conservative party. Yet there is a lot we can learn from him about conservatism. What is conservatism? It is a derivative term: it refers to something outside itself. We cannot conse

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