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Bonus Episode – What is Conservatism? – with Corey Astill and Kyle Sammin


The Saving Elephants podcast turns three years old today—no joke! To celebrate Saving Elephants is releasing a bonus episode: a re-podcast from the Conservative Minds podcast where Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis joined Corey Astill and Kyle Sammin to discuss Frank Meyer’s classic book What Is Conservatism?


About Conservative Minds

Conservative Minds is a podcast about conservative ideas and thinkers. Hosts Corey and Kyle explore what it means to call yourself a conservative, where conservatism has been, and where it's going. Each week, they select readings and conduct a discussion to share with you our investigation. You can join the conversation by liking them on Facebook or following them on Twitter at @consminds.


The book What Is Conservatism? contains multiple essays from twelve prominent conservative intellectuals compiled by the father of conservative fusionism himself, Frank Meyer. Just what is conservatism? Many people are groping for answers, especially as conservatives seem to retreat into factions—Tea Partiers, traditionalists, libertarians, social conservatives, neoconservatives, and on and on. But this illuminating book shows what unites conservatives even as it explores conservatism’s rich internal debate.


What Is Conservatism? features brilliant essays by such leading lights as:

  • F. A. Hayek, Nobel Prize–winning economist and author of The Road to Serfdom

  • William F. Buckley Jr., founder of National Review and the man perhaps most responsible for the rise of modern conservatism

  • Russell Kirk, whose seminal book The Conservative Mind gave the conservative movement its name

  • M. Stanton Evans, author of the conservative movement’s central credo, the “Sharon Statement” (1960)

It also includes a foreword by #1 New York Times bestselling author and The Dispatch founder Jonah Goldberg explaining the influence of What Is Conservatism? on conservative thought and the book’s relevance today.


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