Just Right: A Life in Pursuit of Liberty

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Event Conservatism

November 20, 2017 Just Right: A Life in Pursuit of Liberty

Lee Edwards is the preeminent historian of the conservative movement. As his newly released memoir makes clear, however, he has not simply observed conservatism as a detached scholar, he has been active on the national stage longer than any other conservative in America.

Monday, Nov 20, 2017

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

Featured Author

Lee Edwards

Ph.D.

Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, The Heritage Foundation

Description

Lee Edwards is the preeminent historian of the conservative movement. As his newly released memoir makes clear, however, he has not simply observed conservatism as a detached scholar, he has been active on the national stage longer than any other conservative in America.

Since committing his life to pro-freedom and anticommunist efforts as a young man in 1956, he has been present at nearly every major event of the modern conservative movement. In his tireless pursuit of liberty, Dr. Edwards has combined politics, policy, and philosophy. His memoir is full of colorful stories from a man who has done it all in a remarkable, multifaceted career. And, in a final chapter aimed at the rising generation, he posits how conservatives can remain a major political and philosophical force in America.

Lee Edwards is a leading historian of American conservatism and the author or editor of 25 books, including biographies of Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater, William F. Buckley, Jr. and Edwin Meese III as well as histories of The Heritage Foundation and the American conservative movement. He was Founding Director of the Institute of Political Journalism at Georgetown University and is a past President of the Philadelphia Society.  Currently he serves as Chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.