“With this astonishing book, Yoram Hazony takes uncontestable leadership of postliberal conservatism, becoming not only its most important public intellectual, but also its passionate prophet. Conservatism: A Rediscovery is the book we have long been waiting for: A compelling critique of where the right went wrong and how it can create a vital new public philosophy by reinvigorating old truths. An unusually compelling mix of history, political science, cultural analysis, religious wisdom, and personal testimony, Hazony’s instant classic is not just the voice of a new conservatism. It is also the voice of an old civilization whose clarion call proclaims hope and sounds the way out of the contemporary West’s dark wood.”
Rod Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative and author of Live Not by Lies

Conservatism: A Rediscovery is a fascinating, erudite, and mindopening work—historically adept, philosophically vital, and clearly written. It’s a must-buy and a must-read for anyone who thinks deeply about liberty, responsibility, and community.”
Ben Shapiro, host of The Ben Shapiro Show and editor emeritus of The Daily Wire

“Steeped in history, framed with well-defined concepts, and presented in crystal clear prose, Hazony’s powerful vision of conservatism for the twenty-first century is capable of steering the ship of state out of our present perils.”
R. R. Reno, editor of First Things and author of Return of the Strong Gods

“Libertarians are used to arguing against those who praise government in the name of ‘progress’ and for the sake of their own power. But the more intellectually forceful challenge to libertarianism comes not from progressives but from conservatives. Yoram Hazony provides that challenge in this lucid exposition of a tradition of conservative nationalism that begins in the Old Testament and passes through George Washington and Alexander Hamilton to our own moment.”
Peter Thiel, author of Zero to One

Liberalism, devoured by its “woke” offspring, is at the end of its long reign. But just when the West needs a conservative revival, a political and intellectual movement that was once so sure of itself seems strangely irrelevant.

The award-winning political theorist Yoram Hazony shows that by identifying conservatism with “classical” liberalism, conservatives embraced the very principles that led to their defeat. The survival of Western democracy requires a revival of the centuries-old legal, religious, and cultural traditions that made Britain and America models of national freedom for the entire world.

Going where no political thinker has gone in decades, Hazony provides a fresh theoretical foundation for conservatism. Rejecting the liberalism of Hayek, Strauss, and the “fusionists” of the 1960s, and drawing on decades of personal experience, he shows that conservatism is more than a set of ideas. It is a way of life—compelling, humane, and beautiful.

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