Fifty years ago, journalist David Broder described Ronald Reagan’s speech on behalf of presidential candidate Barry Goldwater as “the most successful political debut since William Jennings Bryan.” The speech, entitled “A Time for Choosing,” would echo in American politics for 50 years, defining a new approach to conservatism laced with a forward looking optimism rooted in the latent greatness of America.
Steven F. Hayward, the Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine, will explore the impact of “the Speech” and its current relevance to American politics when he delivers the Reagan Forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11:00a.m. This lecture is free to attend; however, reservations are required. To
reserve seats, click here.
Steven F. Hayward, is currently the Thomas Smith Distinguished Fellow
at the John M. Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, where he directs
the Ashbrook Center’s new program in political economy. For the last
decade he was the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow in Law and Economics at the
American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and a Senior Fellow at
the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco.
Hayward writes daily on the popular PowerLineBlog.com, and frequently
serves as a guest host for Bill Bennett’s national radio show “Morning in
America” on the Salem Broadcasting Network. Hayward is the author of a
two-volume narrative history of Ronald Reagan and his effect on American
political life, The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order, 1964-1980, and The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counter-Revolution, 1980- 1989 (CrownForum books).
To reserve seats, click here or for more information, please call 805-522-2977.