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George H. Nash, senior fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, will examine the education and reading habits of the Founding Fathers, and specifically the influence of books and libraries on their worldview and the trajectory of
Download Audio as MP3 their lives. The early and lifelong study of ancient and modern history, literary classics, and other serious books produced a remarkably well-educated political elite committed to liberty and learning–which benefitted all Americans.
||Steven F. Hayward, AEI
|Lecture:||George H. Nash, Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal
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||Adjournment and Wine and Cheese Reception
Steven F. Hayward is the F. K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow at AEI and writes on a wide range of public policy issues. He is coauthor of the annual Index of Leading Environmental Indicators; the producer and host of An Inconvenient Truth . . . or Convenient Fiction? a rebuttal to Al Gore’s 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.
George H. Nash is a historian, lecturer, and author of seven books, including The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945 (ISI Books, 2006), Reappraising the Right: The Past and Future of American Conservatism (ISI Books, 2009), and a three-volume biography of Herbert Hoover. He is a senior fellow of the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, an associate of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, and a senior scholar with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He has also been a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Mr. Nash is the 2008 recipient of the Richard M. Weaver Prize for Scholarly Letters.