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Panel to address future of conservative movement

Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, 4:30 p.m. McCosh 50

"The Future of Conservatism" is the subject of a panel discussion featuring commentators Ross Douthat, David Frum, Daniel Larison and Virginia Postrel at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in McCosh 50.

The panelists are well known for their commentary on the direction of American politics and society. Their philosophical perspectives differ somewhat, but all are interested in making conservatism appeal to a broader audience, including immigrants, working-class Americans and younger citizens.

Douthat, who became a New York Times columnist this year, is the co-author of "Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream." Frum, an economic speechwriter for former President George W. Bush, founded NewMajority.com, a website "dedicated to the modernization and renewal of the Republican party and the conservative movement." Larison is a contributing editor at The American Conservative, which publishes his blog Eunomia. Postrel, a 1982 Princeton graduate, is a columnist for The Atlantic and publishes her work on her website Dynamist.com.

Princeton history professors Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer will moderate the discussion, which is designated as a Stafford Little Lecture sponsored by the University Public Lecture Series.

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