Every election, as presidential hopefuls jockey for the Republican nomination, each one claims to be a “Reagan conservative.” But are these candidates truly carrying on the mantle of Ronald Reagan, or are they abusing the memory of our great president?
In 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative, biographer and New York Times bestselling author Paul Kengor analyzes Ronald Reagan’s speeches and actions to paint a full, accurate picture of his beliefs. Kengor identifies these principles that lie at the crux of Reagan’s conservatism – Freedom, Faith, Family, Sanctity and Dignity of Human Life, American Exceptionalism, The Founders’ Wisdom and Vision, Lower Taxes, Limited Government, Peace Through Strength, Anti-Communism, and Belief in the Individual. And it is through these principles, he argues, that Reagan’s modern emulators may create a successful, conservative future.
Paul Kengor, Ph.D. is Professor of Political Science at Grove City College and Executive Director of the college’s Center for Vision & Values. He is an internationally recognized authority on Ronald Reagan and is nationally known for his work on the American presidency. He is part of a select group of presidential scholars to participate in C-SPAN’s highly regarded ranking of American presidents.
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Paul Kengor, Ph.D.
Lee Edwards, Ph.D.
Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics