May 25, 2006, 8:30 - 11:30 AM - Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal
Transcript and Event Documents Now Available!
On May 25, 2006 in Washington, DC, a panel of distinguished commentators brought together by Hudson Institute’s Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal tackled the following questions about the political divisions in American society:
Michael Barone, U.S. News and World Report
The 2006 Bradley Symposium was held at the Ritz Carlton, Washington DC, and attended by over 150 guests.
Quick Links to Event Documents
1. Complete, Edited Transcript (PDF format)
2. "True Blue vs. Deep Red: The Ideas that Move American Politics” (Word format)
A framing essay prepared by University of Virginia political scientist James Ceaser argued that we are indeed deeply divided as a nation today into “True Blue” and “Deep Red.” But these divisions go beyond partisanship or culture, he maintains. Rather, they reflect profoundly different understandings of human character and politics, rooted in contrasting “foundational ideas” about nature, history, and religion that have long pedigrees in American public life.
3. Panelist Biographies (PDF format)
4. "American Politics: How Divided?" (PDF format)
Karlyn Bowman of the American Enterprise Institute gathered these extant survey data on how politically divided Americans are.
The Bradley Symposium is an annual discussion convened by Hudson Institute's Bradley Center. Information and documents from past Bradley Symposia can be accessed via the links in a box in the upper right-hand corner of this page. To request further information on these events or the Bradley Center, please contact Hudson Institute at (202) 974-2424 or e-mail Krista at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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