ISI is excited to announce the four finalists for this year’s Paolucci Book Award, honoring the best book published in 2016 or 2017 that advances conservative principles:
Anne Applebaum, Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine (Doubleday)
Rod Dreher, The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation (Sentinel)
Arthur Herman, 1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder (Harper)
Yuval Levin, The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism (Basic Books)
As ISI president Charlie Copeland noted in announcing the finalists, major book prizes like the Pulitzer and the National Book Award might as well say, NO CONSERVATIVES NEED APPLY. So ISI is excited to honor serious conservative authors and conservative ideas with the Paolucci Book Award.
A distinguished panel of outside judges will select the winner in February. In the meantime, reserve your spot at the awards dinner, which will be held in Philadelphia in conjunction with the national meeting of the preeminent conservative intellectual forum, the Philadelphia Society. Here are details on the event:
DATE: Saturday, April 7
TIME: Reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill, 1 Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106