Sunday, December 12, 2010

Join the discussion: In Defense of Freedom by Frank S. Meyer

I would like to invite you to join  a new book discussion group that I attend. The group is called "Conservative Fusion" and meets at  the Shoneys at 407 Thompson Ln, at 2PM on a  Saturday. This group focuses on books of interest to conservatives and libertarians and will feature both classics and contemporary works.  The group is not an activist group but rather a group that meets to discuss great books and ideas. The last time we met we discussed F.A. Hayek's book The Road to Serfdom.

I had not read The Road to Serfdom since I was in my twenties. It was a pleasure to reread a book that was important to the formulation of my believes and then discuss it with other people. I am now rereading another important book that I have not read since my youth and am enjoying it. The next meeting will be January 11, 2011. There is plenty of time to purchase a copy of the book.

Follow this link to RSVP: Conservative Fusion Meetup.

Below is the Meetup announcement: 

We will discuss In Defense of Freedom by Frank S. Meyer (Here at Amazon). The title is the source of our Meetup group's name, Conservative Fusion, Meyer's term "fusionism" an attempt to bring together conservatism's traditionalism and libertarianism. Hopefully this will give everyone time to read it or at least look through it. Also looking forward to other ideas both as to subject matter and other meeting times/venues. I hope we can have more folks at this one and look forward to seeing everyone there.
Some questions for consideration:
--traditionalism vs libertarianism
--modern fusionism
--examples of fusionism
--what were Meyer's fusionist arguments?
--modern challenges and philosophical debates within the conservative/conservative intellectual movement
--policy contributions of fusionism
--Constitution: elements of traditionalism, libertarianism, fusionism

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