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Jun 14

Reagan and the Eighties: How Successful? How Disappointing?

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

On the first anniversary of his death, Ronald Reagan's presidency continues to provoke often heated debate. Historians dispute whether the Eighties were a decade of greed or unparalleled prosperity - whether the Reagan Doctrine ended the Cold War without firing a shot or delayed its conclusion through simplistic, "Rambo-like" tactics. Will Reagan be ranked among the great or near-great presidents or consigned to the lower depths of the presidency? A panel of distinguished experts will discuss these and other questions as they seek to determine whether the Reagan presidency was a success, a failure or something in-between.

More About the Speakers

David Broder
Columnist, The Washington Post

Lee Edwards, Ph.D.
Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought,
The Heritage Foundation
Author of The Essential Ronald Reagan

John Ehrman
Author of The Eighties: America in the Age of Reagan

Steven F. Hayward, Ph.D.
F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow,
American Enterprise Institute
Author of The Age of Reagan

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Edwin Meese III Edwin Meese III

Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus Read More