The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It, How to Get It Back
In The Conservative Soul Andrew Sullivan argues that conservatives are no longer the party that supports limited government and balanced budgets. The author claims that evangelical Christians within the party are using religious ideologies to support laws that encourage government intrusion and threaten civil liberties. Andrew Sullivan is joined by David Brooks at the Cato Institute to discuss the changes in conservative ideals and mission.
Andrew Sullivan is a social and political commentator and is an essayist for Time magazine. He is also a columnist for the Sunday Times of London, a senior editor at The New Republic and the editor of his own political blog, The Daily Dish.
Cato's executive vice president David Boaz has played a key role in the development of the Cato Institute and the libertarian movement. He is a provocative commentator and a leading authority on domestic issues such as education choice, drug legalization, the growth of government, and the rise of libertarianism.
He is the author of Libertarianism: A Primer, described by the Los Angeles Times as "a well-researched manifesto of libertarian ideas," the editor of The Libertarian Reader, and coeditor of the Cato Handbook on Policy.
Boaz is the former editor of New Guard magazine and was executive director of the Council for a Competitive Economy prior to joining Cato in 1981. His articles have been published in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, National Review, and Slate.
He is a frequent guest on national television and radio shows, and has appeared on ABC's "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher", CNN's "Crossfire", NPR's "Talk of the Nation" and "All Things Considered", "John McLaughlin's One on One", Fox News Channel, BBC, Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, and other media.
David Brooks's column on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times started in September 2003. He has been a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, and he is currently a commentator on "The Newshour with Jim Lehrer." He is the author of "Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There" and “On Paradise Drive : How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense,” both published by Simon & Schuster.
Andrew Sullivan is a senior editor and blogger at The Atlantic. His blog, The Daily Dish, is found on TheAtlantic.com. Sullivan was formerly the editor of The New Republic and was named Editor of the Year by Adweek. In his latest book, The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It, How to Get It Back (HarperCollins, 2006), Sullivan argues for a conservatism based on practical restraint, individual freedom, constitutional norms, and skepticism. His landmark book, Virtually Normal: An Argument About Homosexuality (Knopf, 1995), was the first to advocate civil-marriage rights for gay couples. Sullivan is a regular panelist on The Chris Matthews Show and Real Time with Bill Maher and appears on many other programs including Charlie Rose and Meet The Press.