“TRUE BLUE VS. DEEP RED: THE IDEAS THAT MOVE AMERICAN POLITICS"
Allan Carlson Participates In Bradley Symposium Conversation With America’s
Leading Conservative Thinkers and Writers
Dr. Allan Carlson, President of the Howard Center for Family, Religion and
Society and Founder of the World Congress of Families will take part in the 2006
Bradley Symposium, “What Is the Big Idea?” at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC
on Thursday, May 25, 2006, 8:30 am. The Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for
Philanthropy and Civic Renewal will host this year's Bradley Symposium,
featuring a conversation among America's leading conservative thinkers and
writers. The symposium also honors the winners of the Lynde and Harry Bradley
Foundation's 2006 Bradley Prizes.
Dr. Carlson is one of America's 18 leading conservative thinkers that will
discuss the 2006 elections, the deep divisions within America’s politics, and
the “foundational ideas” about nature, history and religion that lie behind
these divisions. Questions to be discussed include: Are our political divisions
indeed significant and based on such grand themes? Or can they be explained by
more superficial social and economic divisions? Is a politics driven and divided
by large and contrasting ideas dangerous and volatile? Or is it healthy and
vigorous – the source of American renewal? Should think tanks and foundations
seek to sharpen and enrich those ideas, or should they rather attempt to
moderate and bridge major intellectual divides?
The other commentators who will participate in the discussion include:
Michael Barone (U.S. News & World Report), Karlyn Bowman (American Enterprise
Institute), David Brooks (The New York Times), Tammy Bruce (“Tammy Bruce Show”),
James Ceaser (University of Virginia), Francis Fukuyama (The Johns Hopkins
University), Robert George (Princeton University), Hugh Hewitt (“Hugh Hewitt
Show” & Chapman University Law School), Tamar Jacoby (Manhattan Institute), Amy
Kass (Hudson Institute), William Kristol (The Weekly Standard), Brink Lindsey
(Cato Institute), Wilfred McClay (University of Tennessee & Ethics and Public
Policy Center), Charles Murray (American Enterprise Institute), Matthew Spalding
(Heritage Foundation), and Shelby Steele (Hoover Institution).
Allan Carlson is the author of many books, including
Crafting Family Policy for the 21st Century,” “The American Way: Family and
Community In the Shaping of the American Identity” and “Family Questions:
Reflections on the American Social Crisis.” His new book, “Conjugal America: On
The Public Purposes of Marriage” will be available this September from
Transaction Publishers. The Washington Post, Weekly Standard, Wall Street
Journal, USA Today and numerous other publications have featured his writings.
He has also appeared on PBS News Hour, NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things
Considered, Voice of America, ABC, CBS, and NBC News, MSNBC, CNN, and C-SPAN.
For Carlson’s complete bio visit
To request more information about this event contact Krista Shaffer at
Krista@hudson.org or 202-974-2424. To arrange an interview with Dr. Carlson or
to request an event transcript contact Larry Jacobs at
513-515-3685 (cell phone).