The Advocates- Conservatism in America , Part II 6-4-08

The Advocates


Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at 12:00 Noon, I am hosting “The Advocates” on WVOX- 1460 AM, or you can listen to the program’s live streaming at  One can call the show at 914-636-0110 to reach us on the radio.  Our special guest is Mr. William J. Bernstein, who was raised in Mount Vernon, NY and is currently retired in the State of Florida. Mr. Bernstein was educated in the Mount Vernon School system, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania State University with a major in history. He is a graduate of the prestigious New York University School of Law. During his long career he has been employed by the National Labor Relations Board, (NLRB), the New York City Office of Collective Bargaining, New York University and the Coca Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia. He has served on the following boards: The Georgia Business Forum, The Atlanta Region of the Red Cross Blood Services, and the New York University Law School Industrial Relations Council. He has also represented United States employers at the Organization of Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD). This group promotes international standards for employment.


Today’s program will focus again on “Conservatism in America, What Does it Really Stand For?” In the recent New Yorker magazine, Mr. George Packer has written a provocative article, “The Fall of Conservatism, Have the Republicans Run out of Ideas?” Mr. William J. Bernstein will participate in Chapter 2 of this discussion about conservatism and its future.


Meanwhile, the mission of the “Advocates” is to bring to the public differing views on current “public policy “issues. “Public policy,” therefore, is what we as a nation legally and traditionally follow. Over the years, the “public policy” of the United States has changed or has been modified greatly. As an example, “free public education” is the public policy of the United States. Also, over time great struggles have ensued over the control of the direction of “public policy” For example: free trade vs. protectionism, slavery vs. emancipation, state’s rights vs. Federalism, and an all-volunteer armed forces or the “draft.”


The Program is sponsored by the Green Briar Adult Home, in Millbrook, Dutchess County, NY.

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Richard J. Garfunkel

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