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  • Commentary posted June 15, 2004 by William J. Bennett Showing us the way

    It would be difficult to overestimate the contribution of Ronald Reagan to the United States, and especially to the American conservative moment. Under his leadership, American conservatism shed its skin of distrust and defensiveness toward the world. It overcame what was once a suspicion -- even a dread -- of the future. It became vigorous, bold, and assertive. And…

  • Lecture posted February 3, 2004 by William J. Bennett Thoughts on Iraq and the War on Terrorism

    Let me say from the outset: There are disagreements I have with this Administration, disagreements in both domestic and foreign policy. For example, I do not believe that the spending increases this Administration has sought in many domestic programs--ideally for the purpose of bringing along Democratic support--are the answer to entrenched problems. The direction…

  • Issue Bulletin posted June 28, 1994 by William J. Bennett It's Time to Throw the Switch on the Federal Crime Bill

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 196 June 28, 1994 WS TME TO THROW THE SWUM ON THE FEDERAL CIUM BRiL By William J. Bennett Distinguished Fellow in Cultuml Policy Studies INTRODUCTION Over the last three decades violent crime in America has increased by more than 500 percent. The United States leads the industrialized world in rates of mur- der, rape, and…

  • Lecture posted June 14, 1986 by William J. Bennett Completing the Reagan Revolution

    (Archived document, may contain errors) COMPLETING THE REAGAN REVOLUTION by William J. Bennett When I accepted The Heritage Foundation's invitation to speak on "What It Means to be a Conservative," we agreed that I would discuss the question,, "Is Conservatism Optimistic?" Partly because Midge Decter addressed precisely this question so well a…

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