Yoram Hazony is the chairman of the Edmund Burke Foundation, and serves as the president of the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem. His book, “The Virtue of Nationalism,” won the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s Conservative Book of the Year Award in 2019.
His latest book, “Conservatism: A Rediscovery,” outlines the difference between a conservative and a classic liberal. Hazony also lays out a path back to true conservatism, which he says will provide the stable society so many are longing for.
NTD’s Paul Greaney sat down with Hazony on the sidelines of the 2022 National Conservative conference in Miami, Florida.
“All liberals agree that the freedom and equality of the individual is the main thing you need to know, in order to be able to understand politics—what’s right and what’s wrong in politics.
“Conservatives begin from a different place. We begin with a nation. Men and women—we’re not born free and equal. We’re born into families where our freedom is very limited. And we’re certainly not the equals of our parents, or even our grandparents, or even our oldest brothers and sisters.
“And yet we have obligations. The conservative begins with an act, with an empirical view of what human beings really are, like, we’re born into obligations, we’re born into community.”
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