Location: The Heritage Foundation
In this meditation on the life of Ronald Reagan, historian Paul
Kengor presents an account of the fortieth president and his
campaign against the Soviet Union, which lasted for more than forty
years. Utilizing recently declassified documents, Kengor assembles
a striking mosaic of Reagan's words and actions that toppled the
"evil empire." He includes testimonies of those closest to Reagan,
revealing how this group translated Reagan's ideas into a
comprehensive strategy to destroy the Soviet Union and its failed
communist system. In addition, he delves into never-before-studied
Soviet documents and propaganda, uncovering how the other side
perceived Reagan's advances and attempted to counter his progress
with its unique brand of disinformation.
The Crusader tells the story of a man who believed that
it was his responsibility to save the world from Soviet oppression.
It's a story of one man who changed history.
Paul Kengor, Ph.D., is the author of the New York Times
Extended List bestseller God and Ronald Reagan
and God and George W. Bush. A Professor of Political
Science and Executive Director of the Center for Vision and Values
at Grove City College, he is also a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover
Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University. He
earned his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate
School of Public and International Affairs and his master's degree
from American University's School of International
More About the Speakers
Paul Kengor, Ph.D.
Lee Edwards, Ph.D.
Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics