11.11.2019 | How and Why American Conservatives Must Fight for the Future of the Transatlantic Community
James Carafano, Nile Gardiner, Walter Lohman and Theodore Bromund - The Heritage Foundation
The American experiment is rooted in Western religion, culture, and ideas, and over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries was recognized universally as the basis of modern Western civilization and the foundation for good governance and a just society.
Like for all civilizations, foundational concepts are constantly under challenge, reinterpretation, and revision. Westerners’ belief in immutable rights, however, is the idea that brought the two sides of the Atlantic together—and gives them common cause in facing the world’s challenges every bit as much as a convergence of material interests.
This belief and partnership are worth preserving—and it is why American conservatives have a stake in the future of the transatlantic community.
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