The Reagan Revolution and Its Discontents
Bradley Lecture by Steven F. Hayward
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The "Reagan Revolution," as its most fervent proponents called it, explored the potential for, and discovered the limits of, conservative reform of modern government. While Reagan enjoyed many political successes and made enduring changes to some areas of policy, he also failed or fell short in several of his chief Listen to Audio

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aims. Steven F. Hayward will survey the unity of Reagan's statecraft in foreign and domestic policy and point to the lessons of Reagan's entire record that are relevant for American politics today.

Steven F. Hayward is the F. K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow at AEI and a senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute. He is also an adjunct fellow at the John Ashbrook Center and a former Bradley Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. Mr. Hayward studies the environment, law, political economy, and the presidency. He is the author of the annual Index of Leading Environmental Indicators, published jointly by the AEI Press and the Pacific Research Institute. Mr. Hayward contributes to AEI's Energy and Environment Outlook series and has authored numerous books, including Greatness (Crown, 2005), The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order, 1964-1980 (Crown, 2001), and Churchill on Leadership: Executive Success in the Face of Adversity (Crown, 1998). He is the coauthor of Air Quality in America: A Dose of Reality on Air Pollution Levels, Trends, and Health Risks (AEI Press, 2008). Mr. Hayward has also had articles published in National Review, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Reason, The Weekly Standard, Policy Review, and the Chicago Tribune.

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  • Steven F. Hayward was previously the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow at AEI. He is the author of the Almanac of Environmental Trends, and the author of many books on environmental topics. He has written biographies of Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan and of Winston Churchill, and the upcoming book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents. He contributed to AEI's Energy and Environment Outlook series. 
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