The Conservative Consensus: Frank Meyer, Barry Goldwater, and the Politics of Fusionism
Publication Date: January 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Lee Edwards
Series: First Principles
Keywords: Political philosophy; Goldware; conservative
Coverage: United States
Frank Meyer, the intellectual father of fusionism, and Barry Goldwater, the first political apostle of fusionism, sought to unite, not divide, all conservatives. Their goal was a national movement guided by constitutional principles of ordered liberty. The solution for the American conservative movement in these challenging times is not a new but a renewed fusionism.