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American Conservatism and Donald Trump: Ross Douthat at Amherst College

Ross Douthat
Peter Connolly / Matthew Chow
Amherst College

Ross Douthat, New York Times columnist and author, spoke about modern American conservatism, the liberal crisis, what conservatives should learn from the rise of President-elect Donald Trump, and the desire worldwide to preserve cultural identity.

Douthat is the author of “Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics” and “Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class” and the co-author, with Reihan Salam, of “Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream“.

Douthat is the youngest op-ed columnist in the history of The New York Times, and was formerly a senior editor and blogger at The Atlantic.

This talk was recorded on November 16, 2016 in the Stirn Auditorium at Amherst College.