Heritage Events Podcast
The Once and Future Worker: How the Consumerist Consensus Led America Astray, and How to Recover
Heritage is pleased to host Mr. Cass for his first conversation in Washington about conservatism in an age of economic populism and the opportunities to build a constructive and coherent agenda for the post-Trump right. More so than the typical book event, this will be a dialogue with the audience about tensions and fault lines within the conservative movement and how to build from foundational principles up to a platform that addresses modern challenges. As we move beyond the mid-term elections, the time is right to step back and evaluate our translation of core convictions into a governing agenda. In Cass’s provocative argument, our conception of the economy as a “pie” to be grown and divided amongst consumers bears responsibility for decades of stagnant wages, a labor-force exodus, too many unstable families, and crumbling communities. It has reduced Americans to consumers and abandoned the interests of workers, who provide the foundation for a prosperous society. Conservativism, he says, demands much greater attention to the labor market’s operation and to fostering the conditions under which all people to become productive contributors. “A brilliant book. And among the most important I’ve ever read.” – J. D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy “Cass’s book . . . could either be the battle orders for a second Trump term or a to-do list for a successor stamped in the same mold.” – Time Magazine
The Violent Attacks in Portland and Why Americans Deserve Law and Order
The Nation is reeling from sustained physical, verbal, and political attacks on our brave and patriotic law enforcement officers. These men and women put their lives on the line every single day to keep our communities safe. Instead of thanking them, a large portion of our society has subjected them to vulgar criticisms and vile characterizations. We have also seen extreme cases, such as in Portland, where violent anarchists, domestic terrorists, and thugs have wreaked violent attacks against law enforcement. Unfortunately, this has turned into a large movement to eliminate them altogether.Commissioner Mark Morgan is the head of the largest law enforcement agency in the entire country. He has a long career in law enforcement, from police work, to the FBI, leading ICE, and now CBP. There is no one better situated to discuss how important law enforcement is and all the great work they are doing to restore law and order.
The Plot To Change America: How Identity Politics Divides America
Want to know why there are riots in our streets and the country appears to be completely divided? It didn’t happen organically, and it was not a grassroots effort. The foundations for our division were laid decades ago. Mike Gonzalez’s book,The Plot to Change America, explains. Join author Mike Gonzalez and conservative commentator Michael Knowles for an illuminating conversation about the roots of identity politics and how this pernicious way of thinking divides America, featuring introductory remarks by Kay C. James.
Is the President Trumping Constitutional Norms?
Since taking office, President Trump has been derided by the mainstream media and his critics as running roughshod over constitutional norms, fueling the conviction of liberals and some moderate conservatives that the 45th President poses an ongoing threat to the Constitution. InDefender in Chief, constitutional scholar John Yoo argues that Trump’s adversaries have things exactly backwards. Far from considering Trump an inherent danger to our nation's founding principles, Yoo contends that the Framers would have seen Trump as restoring their vision of presidential power. It is instead liberal opponents who would overthrow existing constitutional norms in order to unseat Trump, thereby inflicting permanent damage on the presidency.Join us for a lively and timely discussion on presidential power and constitutional norms in the Trump era, with the book’s author, John Yoo, and well-known legal scholar David Rivkin.