Makers of American Political Thought Series posted December 18, 2012
William F. Buckley Jr.: Conservative Icon
William F. Buckley Jr. was the renaissance man of modern American conservatism. He was the founder and editor in chief of National Review, a syndicated columnist, the host of Firing Line (TV’s longest-running weekly public-affairs program), the author of more than 50 books, and a college lecturer for nearly five decades. His mighty stream of words is almost surely…
Audio Recorded on December 14, 2012
Heritage in Focus: Sen. DeMint Leaves Senate to Head Heritage
Heritage Distinguished Fellow Dr. Lee Edwards discusses Senator Jim DeMint's decision to step down from Congress and head The Heritage Foundation in April 2013 after Dr. Ed Feulner, President and founding Board member, steps down. Jackie Anderson hosts. To get regular updates on Heritage in Focus podcasts, visit our RSS feed or subscribe on iTunes.…
Audio Recorded on October 4, 2012
Heritage in Focus: Presidential Debate Wrap-Up
Distinguished Fellow and Heritage's in-house authority on the U.S. Conservative movement Dr. Lee Edwards shares his reflections on the first Presidential debate in Denver, CO, projections for upcoming debates, and a "best and worst of" list you won't want to miss! Jackie Anderson hosts.
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Audio Recorded on February 7, 2012
Dr. Lee Edwards on CPAC and We Still Hold These Truths: Heritage in Focus Podcast
In this week's Heritage in Focus podcast, Dr. Lee Edwards discusses the theme of this year's CPAC, "We Still Hold These Truths." David Weinberger hosts. To get regular updates on Heritage in Focus podcasts, visit our RSS feed or subscribe on iTunes. To listen to more Heritage Foundation podcasts, visit our podcast page.…
Lecture posted January 26, 2012
A Constitutional President: Ronald Reagan and the Founding
Abstract: Throughout his presidency, Ronald Reagan was guided by the principles of the American founding, especially the idea of ordered liberty. In the opening of his first inaugural address in 1981, President Reagan echoed the preamble of the Constitution, calling on the country’s citizens to “preserve this last and greatest bastion of freedom.” Eight years later, in…
WebMemo posted February 1, 2011
The Classical Virtues of Ronald Reagan
The best political leaders embody the classical virtues of courage, prudence, justice, and wisdom. President Ronald Reagan had all these qualities and in abundance.
When he was shot on March 30, 1981, President Reagan seemed to spend most of his time reassuring everyone that he was not seriously hurt, although the bullet had stopped only…
First Principles Series Report posted May 5, 2010
Standing Athwart History: The Political Thought of William F. Buckley Jr.
Abstract: In the mid-1950s, the danger of an ever-expanding state was clear, but conservatives could not agree on an appropriate response, including whether the greater danger lay at home or abroad. The three main branches of conservatism—traditional conservatives appalled by secular mass society, libertarians repelled by the Leviathan state, and ex-Leftists alarmed by…