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George H. Nash, PhD Biography

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

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
  • Education:
  • PhD, History, Harvard University, 1973
  • Graduated, summa cum laude, Amherst College, 1967
  • Other:
  • Recipient, Richard M. Weaver Prize for Scholarly Letters, Ingersoll Foundation, 2008
  • Quoted in:
    Pro & Con Quotes: Was Ronald Reagan a Good President?