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The myth of civil service neutrality, like the myth of an unbiased press, has fostered the growth of an arrogant, self-interested governing class and structure than can and will defend its own interests... In...
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The common denominator of both the Reagan landslide of 1980 and Donald Trump’s victory is that both candidates appealed to American nationalism. But how similar are these outsiders who captured their nominations and won the presidency?... Since World...
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Editor's Note: Ronald Reagan delivered the following address on January 11, 1989, as he prepared to leave office after serving two terms as President of the United States. My fellow Americans, this is...

It was utterly ludicrous, stepping out of a chauffeured White House limousine to go hear Mother Teresa. Even then I recognized that, as a twenty-something working at the locus of political power. Her simple sari...
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Each year the third Sunday in June is designated as Father's Day, a day on which we honor our Nation's fathers for everything they do for their families and for America. Today fatherhood is sometimes drily described as...

The West will not contain communism; it will transcend communism. For two full minutes on May 17, 1981, the attendees of the graduation ceremonies at the University of Notre Dame offered President Ronald...

Nearly three decades after the Reagan administration ended, several views of the fortieth president—all conflicting—have taken hold in the American popular mind. One is that Reagan was an “amiable dunce,” who was “sleepwalking through history.”...

“The Republican Party, which achieved its greatest vigor in this century during the presidential terms of Ronald Reagan, now seems in the sere and yellow leaf.” – Russell...
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“This is going to be a grim job for all of us, to put it mildly, but it’s... important. We owe those victims our best work, whether we rescue anyone alive or only recover remains.”— James Greer in Commander in Chief
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As he personally drafted his first inaugural address on a yellow legal pad, President-elect Ronald Reagan set as a primary goal restoring America to its former greatness. Reagan saw that America had lost faith in itself,...
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Editor's Note: Ronald Reagan delivered the following televised speech on October 27, 1964, in support of Senator Barry Goldwater's bid for the presidency. Thank you very much. Thank you and good evening....
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David Brooks, the in-house Republican at the New York Times, recently wrote an angry column aimed at conservatives (whom he dubbed “right-wing radicals,” among other unfriendly epithets). Elsewhere it has been pointed out, in essence, that someone...
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Editor's Note: Ronald Reagan delivered this speech as the Ludwig Von Mises Memorial Lecture at Hillsdale College on November, 10, 1977, at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. https://youtu.be/QrCjARgeC3w President George C. Roche III: As you know, it's the intention of the Ludwig Von Mises Memorial Lecture Series to honor the idea...
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Perhaps the most important fact to assimilate about modern American conservatism is that it is not, and has never been, monolithic. It is a coalition with many points of origin and diverse tendencies, not always easy to reconcile....