About Nathan Schlueter

Nathan Schlueter is a visiting fellow in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. He is associate professor of philosophy at Hillsdale College. This piece is adapted from a book manuscript, co-authored with Nikolai Wenzel, on the Foundations of the Libertarian-Conservative Debate.

The Libertarian Double-Face and the Case for Conservatism: A Reply to Wenzel

By |2014-01-21T14:14:40-06:00April 14th, 2012|Categories: Conservatism, Politics, Traditional Conservatives and Libertarians|

Conservatives value individual liberty as much as libertarians, but they deny that freedom from coercion is the only form of liberty. It cannot be repeated often enough: The issue dividing conservatives and libertarians is not whether there should be a public philosophy by which we are governed, but which philosophy should govern us, conservatism or [...]

Why I am Not a Libertarian

By |2014-02-19T10:41:49-06:00April 3rd, 2012|Categories: Conservatism, Politics, Traditional Conservatives and Libertarians|Tags: |

The contemporary Tea Party Movement, like its revolutionary ancestor, looks to principles for guidance. Yet an old but active fault line runs just beneath the surface of the movement that has the potential to cause a fatal rupture. Tea Partiers simultaneously promote both a conservatism based upon the principles of the American founding and a [...]

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