American conservatism has a unique character, perhaps best exemplified by the works of Russell Kirk and Irving Kristol. The key features of American conservatism have been fiscal austerity and a belief in American cultural exceptionalism. The speaker will examine whether the new President Trump is authentically conservative, and what the "first 100 days" of his administration are likely to bring.
Professor Michael Munger received his PhD in economics at Washington University. He has worked as a staff economist at the Federal Trade Commission, taught at Dartmouth College, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of North Carolina. He is currently director of the interdisciplinary PPE Program at Duke University. Munger’s recent books include Choosing in Groups and The Thing Itself.