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The Great Works at the Acton Institute Open House

Thursday, November 4, 4pm - 8pm

Overview

After ​World ​War ​II, ​Bill ​Buckley, ​Frank ​Meyer, ​and ​others ​assembled ​the ​“three-legged ​stool” ​of ​modern ​American ​conservatism: ​free ​markets, ​anti-communism, ​and ​cultural ​conservatism. ​It ​was ​a ​synthesis ​that ​elected ​Ronald ​Reagan ​and ​won ​the ​Cold ​War. ​But ​that ​synthesis ​is ​fraying, ​because ​cultural ​conservatism ​itself ​has ​diverging ​strains ​that ​came ​together ​in ​the ​20th ​century, ​but ​are ​now ​going ​their ​separate ​ways. ​Cultural ​conservatism ​will ​look ​very ​different ​in ​25 ​years ​than ​it ​did ​25 ​years ​ago.