Saturday, February 23, 2019 "Conservatism" in the Era of Trump (Movement Politics, Part 6)

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The "Movement Politics" series explore various social movements, political forces, and coalitions that aim to bring about certain political changes, reforms or outcomes in furtherance of advancing a particular ideology.

Our aim is to explore these movements or groups, in depth, without the veneer of hyperpartisan rhetoric. As such, the discussions will be based on factual evidence, coupled with sound reasoning and any persuasion at the highest level of intellectual rigor.


For this meeting, we'll discuss and evaluate the current state of "Conservatism" in the Era of Trump. This meeting also coincides with the 2019 CPAC convention (, which will be held during the week of Feb. 27, 2019. To that end, we'll discuss and explore the following themes:

- What are the core values of a modern day Conservative?

- Have those core values changed or deviated from the "traditional" Conservative orthodoxy?

- What are some of the ideological orthodoxies that are being rebuked by the modern-day Conservative movement? If so, why?

- Can "economic populism" mutually co-exist with "market-based" solutions?

- How has America's standing in the world changed vis-à-vis the views of Modern Conservative and a "traditional" Conservative?

- The rise of the "BLEXIT" movement during the Trump era.

- The Tea Party movement -- where are they now?

- Is Pres. Trump the de facto leader and trendsetter for the modern Conservative Movement?


IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: the "Movement Politics" series are purely intended to be for discussion purposes only, as the NYCPF does not endorse or advocate on behalf of any groups, candidates, ideologies, organizations, or political parties.


Previous Movement Politics series:

▨ Part One -- "The "Alt-Right" and the "Regressive Left" (

▨ Part Two -- The Rise and the (Ostensible) Fall of the Religious Conservatives in the U.S. (

▨ Part Three -- Black Lives Matter (

▨ Part Four -- #MeToo (

▨ Part Five -- "Democratic Socialism" (