With Ted Cruz knocked out of the Republican party’s primaries, it is incontestable that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president in 2016 — almost certainly facing Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side. With the protest movement known as “Trumpism,” we are witnessing the final collapse of conservatism — the political view that has loosely animated the Republican party since the 1950s. This is a profound shift in American political culture. It is the kind of thing only history — properly pursued — can explain.
Not surprisingly, session 1 of this lecture series sold out very quickly! So I’m adding a second session:
Thursday, May 26, at 9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific, I will present the first on-line session of:
Trumpism and the Failure of Conservatism: A Present-CentricTM History of the Republican Party
In this lecture you will learn to see for yourself what the trajectory of the Republican party is, and how history demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt: conservatism is at an end.
This is powerful history — not merely “the study of the past”!
You will learn how to maintain your focus on the present as you summon the historical awareness you need to make sense of what is going on around you. In other words, you will learn the power of the philosophy of history I call “present-centrismTM.”
Come enjoy the kind of insight and instruction we all once thought should be possible, but conventional history has so obviously failed to provide. Present-centricTM history will show you that total past-present integration is possible!
Trumpism and the Failure of Conservatism: A Present-CentricTM History of the Republican Party will run on-line, using the Cisco Webex conferencing system used in all Powell History courses. The lecture will run approximately 90 minutes plus Q & A. A recording will be made available to attendees as well. Places in this first ever Present-CentricTM lecture are very limited. When you register for the lecture via the Paypal link below, you will be personally welcomed to the event mailing list and sent instructions on how to prepare to attend.
|On-Line Lecture, May 26, 9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific
$15 (includes access to the recording)
“Trumpism and the Failure of Conservatism” will be the first in a new series of lectures, running monthly. The second, June 16, will be its logical pairing: the first ever present-centric(TM) history of the Democratic Party. Stay tuned for more information on that by joining the Powell History mailing list.
Interested in hosting a live session of “Trumpism and the Failure of Conservatism” for your local club, student group, or political association? Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.