Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) says “community” is central to America’s flourishing and conservatism’s political success. The Left speaks to that need. The Right must too.
“Hard as it might be to admit,” Ryan told an audience at the conservative think tank AEI, the Left speaks to “a need for security in a world of growing complexity. Before conservatives can win, we have to understand what we’re doing wrong.”
Ryan echoed a theme of author Yuval Levin: “Both the Left and the Right too often split the world into two halves: the individual and the government. They forget a key part of life—the part that gives real security. They forget society—that space in between. We can save the American Idea by saving that space for society.”