Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/09/01/Contemporary_American_Conservatism Former National Review Online contributing editor David Frum argues that modern conservatism may have arrived at the "end of an era," and attributes its waning support with the American public to an unwillingness to adapt to new problems over time. ----- Liberal commentator E.J. Dionne moderates a discussion on why contemporary conservatism has gotten off track during the eight years of the Bush administration and how "true" conservatism can be restored to prominence. Panelists David Frum, Mickey Edwards, and Ross Douthat consider what it means to call oneself a conservative in today's America and what it could mean in the coming years. David Frum is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a contributing editor to National Review, a columnist for Canada's National Post newspaper, and a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph in Great Britain and to National Public Radio in the United States. He is also the author of the new book, The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush, forthcoming in January from Random House. From January 2001 to February 2002, David Frum was special assistant to President Bush for economic speechwriting. Frum was an editor on the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal from 1989 until 1992. In 1992-1994, Frum wrote the law column at Forbes magazine. Between 1994 and 2001, Frum was a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy Research.
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