Bestselling author, professor, and pundit Mallory Factor
illuminates the conservative tradition in American politics with essays from
leading figures in the conservative movement.
Ambitious in its breadth and depth, Big Tent provides
a fresh and surprising treatment of the conservative movement as told by the
leaders themselves. In this unique collection, which is based on Factor’s
star-studded course at The Citadel, conservative leaders explain how the
movement developed as a powerful force in American politics, how it functions
now with a wide range of viewpoints, and where it is going in the future. The
origin of conservative ideas—from their ancient roots to their English origins,
from the American Revolution to William F. Buckley, Alexis de Tocqueville to
Barry Goldwater, and libertarianism to neo-conservatism—are revealed and
examined in this compelling volume.
These illuminating essays include
Gingrich on the political ideas surrounding the American Revolution;
Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute on the emergence of libertarianism;
Meese on the Reagan Revolution;
Keene of the NRA on Buckley-style “fusionism”;
Schlafly on the rise of the religious right;
Rumsfeld on the Bush administration’s “war on terror”;
Paul on the future of the conservative movement.
Insightful and stimulating, Big Tent is an
outstanding survey of the conservative movement from its most significant
living figures. Download and start listening now!