The Conformity of the Left

Why Liberalism Isn’t What You Think It Is and Never Was

Jonah Goldberg

Syndicated columnist and author Jonah Goldberg argues that liberalism’s attempt to be simultaneously rebellious and pragmatic gets both the past and the present wrong.

Today’s liberalism is highly ill-liberal, avoids genuine arguments by willful suppression of dissent, and substitutes the clichés of group-think in place of authentic principles. This stimulating lecture is certain to provoke vigorous argument and debate for weeks to come.

Goldberg’s lecture will be held Feb. 25 in Eaton Humanities 1B50, from 6:30 to 8 pm.  A short reception will follow.

Jonah Goldberg’s first book, “Liberal Fascism,” was a number-one New York Times bestseller. He is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the founding editor of National Review Online.

He is also a Los Angeles Times columnist, a Fox News contributor and a member of the board of contributors at USA Today. The Atlantic named him one of America’s fifty most influential commentators. He lives with his family in Washington, DC.

Goldberg appears on campus at the invitation of Steven Hayward, CU-Boulder’s inaugural visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy.

Also, mark your calendars for these coming speakers, by invitation of Steven Hayward, the inaugural Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy.

Roger Scruton
March 5
Atlas 100 6:30-8 p.m.

Jonathan Adler
March 11
Atlas 100 7:15-9:30 p.m. (tentative)

Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger
March 20
Humanities 1B50 6:30-8 p.m.