National Review writer touts federalism as tool to meet ‘conservatarian’ goals

Traditional conservatives and libertarians often diverge in public policy disputes. A greater reliance on federalism might help address both camps’ chief concerns.

That’s a key argument National Review writer Charles C.W. Cooke puts forward in The Conservatarian Manifesto. He shared themes from the book today during a presentation for the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society and the National Review Institute.

In the video clip below, Cooke explains how federalism can address conservatives’ and libertarians’ concerns.

Click play below to watch the full 53:23 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...