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Lecture and Discussion: “Blond’s Red Toryism”


Tuesday, Oct. 11, 4-6 p.m.

WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 320A
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

Phillip Blond, author of “Red Tory: How the Left and Right Have Broken Britain,” will deliver a lecture on his theory of “Red Toryism,” described by the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies as a “communitarian, traditional, and compassionate conservativism” that is “as suspicious of unchecked economic markets as it is of over-extensive national governance.”

Blond is an Anglican theologian, professor at the University of Cumbria in England, and founder and director of the think-tank ResPublica.

William Galston and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) will deliver responses to the lecture. Galston is a senior fellow of the Brookings Institute and former domestic policy adviser for President Bill Clinton. Fortenberry is a member of Congress, chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Credit, and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

A reception will follow.

For information, to register, or to request disability accommodations, contact Woinishet Negash at or visit

SPONSOR: Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies


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