Senior Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal
Pro to the question "Was Ronald Reagan a Good President?"
"As the 1980s recede into history, three achievements of Ronald Reagan loom larger. In a time of dangerous drift and malaise, he restored Americans' sense of self-confidence and greatness. He transmuted American conservatism from theory to practice, undermined the intellectual pretensions of long-regnant liberalism, and decisively shifted the paradigm of political discourse for the rest of the 20th century. Above all, he mobilized the resources -- rhetorical, military, and diplomatic -- that put Soviet communism on the road to extinction. As time passes, Reagan's stature rises -- a sure sign that he will be remembered as one of our most successful and important presidents."
"'There You Go Again': Liberal Historians and the 'New York Times' Deny Ronald Reagan His Due" by Alvin Felzenberg, Policy Review, Mar.-Apr. 1997
Experts Members of Congress, heads of government, top-level federal government officials, military generals/admirals, and individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to US presidential history. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Senior Fellow, Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal
Associate, Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, Grand Valley State University, 2004-present
Member, National Association of Scholars
Member, Coolidge Memorial Foundation
Member, Churchill Centre
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Modern Age
President, Philadelphia Society, 2006-2008
Member, National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS), 1987-1990