VENUE: Committee Room 16 Houses of Parliament
SPEAKER: Yuval Levin
Founding Editor, National Affairs
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The election of Donald Trump to the presidency has hit American politics like an earthquake. But it did not come out of nowhere, and its roots may have a great deal to teach us about the risks and opportunities of the Trump years.
The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with Yuval Levin, editor of the American conservative policy journal National Affairs, an advisor to many Republican office holders, and a former presidential and congressional staffer. He will take up some lessons the American Right in particular might learn. Trump’s rise, Levin suggests, was made possible by a series of economic, cultural, and social changes in American life and—all the more so—by the failure of America’s governing class to see these changes and respond to them. Levin believes Trump is a symptom of the exhaustion of America’s post-cold-war political order, more than he is a cure, but his election may also offer a powerful wake-up call to both the Left and Right, with implications well beyond America’s shores.
Yuval Levin is the founding editor of National Affairs. He is also a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. In 2005 and 2006, he was a member of the White House domestic policy staff. He is the former chief of staff of the President’s Council on Bioethics, a former Congressional staffer, contributing editor to National Review and the Weekly Standard, and one of the founders of The New Atlantis, where he still remains as a Senior Editor. He is the author of four books, most recently The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism.