“‘My country, right or wrong,’ is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, ‘My mother, drunk or sober.’ No doubt if a decent man’s mother took to drink he would share her troubles to the last; but to talk as if he would be in a state of gay indifference as to whether his mother took to drink or not is certainly not the language of men who know the great mystery.” –G.K. Chesterton, “A Defense of Patriotism”
The National Conservatism conference convened in Orlando from October 31st until November 2nd to discuss what exactly holds together a nation and what above all else in any society must be conserved; what of America’s troubles ought to be shared, not with indifference, but remedies in mind.
Rusty Reno, Jonathan Isaac, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Michael Knowles, Christopher DeMuth, Anna Wellisz, Sohrab Ahmari, Yoram Hazony, Patrick Deneen, Dave Rubin, Rod Dreher, Robert Royal, and a host of other intellectual heavyweights touched on various subjects and concerns, from Critical Race Theory to the threat posed to democracy by unchecked technologists.