What does it mean to think and speak conservatively in America? Dedicated conservatives have argued for decades that the conservative movement was a product of print, rather than a march, a protest, or a pivotal moment of persecution. Lee’s analysis of works such as The Road to Serfdom, Ideas Have Consequences, and The Conscience of a Conservative shows the wide influence of the conservative canon on traditionalist, libertarian, and other types of conservatives, and explores how these founding texts have been put to use, from the Cold War to the culture wars.
Michael Lee is a professor from the College of Charleston and author of Creating Conservatism, an award-winning book about the American right’s twentieth-century print tradition.
Sponsored by the Department of Rhetoric and Communication Studies, this event is free and open to the public.
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