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Funding Fathers: The Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement

Recorded on December 2, 2008

Most people know about Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan, but who knows about Holmes Tuttle, Henry Regnery, and Antony Fisher?  Yet it was devoted conservatives like them - and dozens of others - who paved the way for leaders like Goldwater and Reagan by financing and helping to create a conservative movement of ideas and people.  In Funding Fathers, authors Ron Robinson and Nicole Hoplin tell the behind-the-scenes stories of the men and women who made the conservative movement the giant force it is today.

Money matters, especially in politics.  But it is not the size of the donation that counts, it is the impact it makes. Funding Fathers shows how the unsung heroes of the conservative movement not only influenced the past, but also continue to shape the future.

Ron Robinson is the President of Young America's Foundation.  He has served as Executive Director of Young Americans for Freedom, President of the United States Youth Council, and President of the International Youth Year Commission.  Nicole Hoplin is the Director of Foundation Relations for Young America's Foundation and is a member of the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors. She has also previously served as editor of the quarterly publication, Libertas.