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American Forum - Where do “Classic” Conservatives Go after Election 2016?

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Sam Tanenhaus
November 16, 2016
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EST)

Sam Tanenhaus
Sam Tanenhaus

PART OF AMFM’S NEW SPECIAL SERIES: The Future of American Conservatism

PBS World Channel National Broadcast:Virginia, January 1, 2017/Nationally, January 4, 2017

Sam Tanenhaus is a contributor to Bloomberg View and writer at large at the British monthly, Prospect. His celebrated 2009 book, The Death of Conservatism (chosen by The New Yorker as one of its editors’ 100 Favorite Books of the year) argued that the future of conservatives is bright if, like Reagan, Eisenhower and others, they understand that the “true role of conservatism is not to advance a narrow ideological agenda but to engage in a serious dialogue with liberalism and join with it in upholding ‘the politics of stability.’” He was previously on staff at The New York Times, where he was editor (in chief) of both the Sunday Book Review (2004-13) and the Week in Review (2008-2010) and was also writer at large (2013-14). Before joining theTimes he was a contributing editor at Vanity Fair (1999-2004) writing feature articles on politics and culture. His books include Whittaker Chambers: A Biography (winner of the 1997 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, finalist for both the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize; and a national best-seller). His articles and essays have also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Esquire, Newsweek, Slate, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and many other publications. He was a Riggio lecturer at The New School for Social Research from 2009 to 2014 and has also lectured at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, New York University, as well as at the White House and at the Clinton, Kennedy, and Johnson presidential libraries, and at the Aspen Ideas Festival. He is currently at work on a biography of William F. Buckley Jr. A book signing will follow his appearance.

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