Peter Berkowitz’s brief and wise Constitutional Conservatism argues that conservatives, and the Republican Party, lost the popular vote in 5 of the past 6 presidential elections in part because of changing demographics, the popularity of big government, and the pervasiveness of the sexual revolution with its consequences for family and marriage. Neither social conservatives nor libertarians have been able to determine which novel ideas and arguments they jointly must support in order to cope with these realities. Berkowitz argues that conservatives should rally under the new and better banner of constitutional conservatism, guided by political moderation. Or rather, political moderation properly understood.
About the Author
Paul O. Carrese is the Forbes Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton, where he is completing a book on democracy and moderation.