“Where the Right Went Wrong,” This Coming Tuesday
Borrowing the title of Patrick J. Buchanan’s 2004 book, I’ll be giving a talk on “Where the Right Went Wrong” this coming Tuesday at 7:30 pm on the campus of North Carolina State University, in Harrelson Hall, Room 107.
With Bush’s approval ratings in the 30s, Republicans set to lose ground — and perhaps lose control — in Congress this November, and the country mired in a war engineered by neoconservatives, it’s become increasingly clear, even to many long-time conservative activists and writers, that something is seriously wrong with the Right. I’ll be arguing that an overemphasis on politics (including fighting a “Culture War” by political means) and the conservative movement’s betrayal of the right’s anti-war and anti-statist roots have ensured that conservatism would degenerate into what it has become today. But things could have been different, if only the counsel of such disparate figures as Murray Rothbard and Irving Babbitt had been heeded…
Below are full directions to the lecture hall, courtesy of James Lawrence:
From the North:
Take I-95 South to I-85 South. Then take US 1 (which turns into Capital
Boulevard) to downtown Raleigh. Turn right onto Edenton Street. Edenton
Street merges with Hillsborough Street. Follow Hillsborough Street and
then turn left at Pullen Road. Follow signs to the Visitor Information on
Stinson Drive (at the traffic circle).
From the South:
Take I-95 North to I-40 West. Proceed on I-40 West into Raleigh to Gorman
Street, exit 295. Turn right at the stoplight onto Gorman Street and
follow it to the second traffic light. Turn right onto Avent Ferry Road.
After approximately 1.5 miles you will turn right onto Western Boulevard.
Take the first left onto Pullen Road. Follow signs to the Visitor
Information Booth on Stinson Drive (at the traffic circle).
From the West:
Take I-40 East approximately 25 miles to Raleigh. At the I-40/Wade Avenue
split, stay on I-40 to Gorman Street, exit 295. Turn left at the stoplight
onto Gorman Street and follow it to the third traffic light. Turn right
onto Avent Ferry Road. After approximately 1.5 miles you will turn right
onto Western Boulevard. Take the first left onto Pullen Road. Follow signs
to the Visitor Information Booth on Stinson Drive (at the traffic circle).
Best Parking Area Regardless of Where You’re coming from:
After passing by the Visitor’s Information Booth on Stinson Drive, take
the first left onto Boney Drive. Take the next right off Boney Drive into
the Riddick Parking Lot. You can park there freely anytime after 5:00 PM.
Directions to Harrleson Hall from Riddick Parking Area:
Walk along Stinson Drive until it T’s into Cox Hall. Make a right at Cox
Hall and proceed up the stairway to Harrelson Hall (it’s a large,
odd-looking round building, you can’t miss it). Take the closest Stairway
into Harrelson Hall after climbing the stairs and climb one flight to the
first floor. Follow the signs to Room 107.