HBuckley, Foundation Professor at George Mason University’s Scalia Law School, sounded the alarm months ago on Trump running again, and his new book Progressive Conservatism We debate that.
FH Buckley, Foundation Professor at George Mason University’s Scalia Law School, sounded the alarm months ago on Trump running again, and his new book Progressive Conservatism (Encounter Books, July 12) argues for a return to the Republican Party’s historically progressive roots to win in 2024.
A Trump speechwriter in 2016, Buckley now advises the GOP to reject the former president while at the same time retaining the voters he brought to the party. “This is possible through a promise to restore the American Dream of an economically mobile and noble country where opportunities for all still abound,” says Buckley.
“A progressive conservative party supports the idea that whoever you are, you can get ahead and know that your children will have it better than you did,” says Buckley, who envisions a return to progressive policies as espoused by Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Eisenhower—in sharp contrast to “the right-wingers who have dominated the party since 1964.”