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Q&A Revisiting the Reagan Revolution

This is a clip from the Nov. 9th book party hosted by Discovery Institute to celebrate the release of Dr. Steven Haywards monumental second volume on our fortieth President, The Age of Reagan. Following Haywards influential first volume chronicling the rise of conservatism, the second volume provides a complete narrative history of the Reagan presidency and its aftermath, covering both domestic and foreign policy. The book pays special attention to Reagans battles within his own party as well as opposition from Democrats, and assesses how Reagan changed both parties. The Age of Reagan also surveys aspects of the “Reagan Revolution” that were less successful, and its lessons for politics today.

Steven Hayward is F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute as well as a member of the Ashbrook Centers Board of Advisors. He writes on a wide range of public policy issues. He is the coauthor of the annual Index of Leading Environmental Indicators; the producer and host of An Inconvenient Truth or Convenient Fiction?, a rebuttal to Al Gores documentary; and the author of many books on environmental topics. He has written biographies of Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan and of Winston Churchill. Mr. Hayward is also a senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute.