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Nov 01

Heritage Event: The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism

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 Service.

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Paul Kengor, Ph.D.

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Lee Edwards, Ph.D. Lee Edwards, Ph.D.

Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics Read More