American Conservatism and Donald Trump: Ross Douthat at Amherst College

Jan 19, 2017

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.