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Steven F. Hayward
Steven Hayward is a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute, senior resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, and a visiting lecturer at Boalt Hall Law School. He was previously the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Visiting Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Public Policy, and was the inaugural visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013-14. From 2002 to 2012 he was the F.K Weyerhaeuser Fellow in Law and Economics at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC, and has been senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco since 1991.
He writes frequently for the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, National Review, the Weekly Standard, the Claremont Review of Books, and other publications. The author of six books including a two-volume chronicle of Reagan and his times entitled The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order, 1964-1980, and The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counter-Revolution, 1980-1989, and the Almanac of Environmental Trends. His latest book, Patriotism is Not Enough: Harry Jaffa, Walter Berns, and the Arguments That Redefined American Conservatism, was published in February, 2017.
The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Liberal Order, 1964-1980, by Steven Hayward
The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counter-Revolution, 1980-1989, by Steven Hayward
Churchill on Leadership: Executive Success in the Face of Adversity, by Steven Hayward
Almanac of Environmental Trends, by Steven Hayward
Patriotism is Not Enough: Harry Jaffa, Walter Berns, and the Arguments That Redefined American Conservatism, by Steven Hayward
Articles by Steven F. Hayward
There is a complete disconnect between the reality of climate science and the authoritarian designs of many climate agitators.
A Towering Achievement
Studying Thatcher through Charles Moore’s eyes provides lessons about statecraft that will never stale.
The Ronald and the Donald
Trumpian populism is distinct from Reaganite conservatism in substance as well as style.
Trying to reconcile Burke’s apparent inconsistencies, let alone trying to harmonize him with Lincoln on a theoretical level, is a mistaken enterprise.
Sensibility as Soulcraft
An impressive achievement, George Will's latest book deserves to take its place among the classics of conservatism.
Reading Bill Clinton
Analyzing his reading list.
Lincoln and Churchill: brothers in arms.
The Berns and Jaffa Show
"Patriotism is Not Enough": The vital debate that conservatives urgently need to have.
The Threat to Liberty
The administrative state and the end of constitutional government.
What’s In a Name?
The tendentious and obscurantist jargon of the academy is an old story, but makes for a great trivia challenge...
Bridge to Nowhere
A review of The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, by Rick Perlstein
Extremism and Moderation
Barry Goldwater's notorious convention speech, 50 years later.
A Conversation with James Q. Wilson
A conversation with James Q. Wilson
The Empress’s New Clothes
A review of The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood, and Men and Marriage, by George Gilder
Wither Liberal Education?
A review of the Pitzer College Bulletin, 1983-84
The Shifting Vistas of Political Journalism
On The American Spectator and The New Republic
Lesbianism as Ideology
On Invisibility in Academe: Lesbians in a Heterosexual Culture, a conference sponsored by Scripps College
A review of Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book, by Walker Percy
A review of The School of Theology at Claremont Catalog, 1984-85, by Dean Joseph C. Hough, Jr. et al.
Non Campus Mentis
The Road to Freedom
A review of Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics, by Daniel Stedman Jones and The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression, by Angus Burgin
Up From Liberalism
A review of I Am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism, by Charles R. Kesler
For Better, For Worse
A review of Reagan and Thatcher: The Difficult Relationship, by Richard Aldous
Soaring prescription drug prices were a hot issue at the time
Flights of Fancy
A review of The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris, by Peter Beinart
Reading Up on the Right
To succeed, conservatism must rediscover its intellectual roots.
All the Leaves are Brown
Today's environmentalists see no hope for man-or nature.
Reagan and the Historians
Giving the Gipper his due.
Books in Brief
The Liberal Republicanism of Gordon Wood
Reassessing liberalism's favorite historian.
R.I.P.: Leonard W. Levy
Steven F. Hayward remembers a great Claremont teacher and scholar.
The Grand Alliance
Churchill and American exceptionalism.
A Progressive’s Progress
Hitchen's progress since 9/11 has brought him halfway to a sensible understanding of politics.
How Reagan Became Reagan
His thought was "homemade."
Correspondent in Chief
A review of Reagan: A Life in Letters, edited by Kiron K. Skinner, Annelise Anderson, and Martin Anderson
Historical argument over the Cold War is a proxy for the fight over fundamental political principles.
As dreadful as these books are in a literary sense, they are politically instructive.
A review of Bush at War, by Bob Woodward and The Right Man, by David Frum
The Making of LBJ
Although the Vietnam mess is behind us, much of the Johnson legacy in domestic policy, especially the unprincipled civil rights legacy of affirmative action, is still with us.
A Premature Post-Mortem for Liberalism
Brands's book may be delightful mischief, but concerning the necessity of government to be effective in its objects, he is without illusion or contrivance.
The Hitch with Hitchens
Few figures except the ghost of Joe McCarthy provoke the furies of the feverish Left more than Henry Kissinger, so this book should preserve Hitchens's club memberships on the Upper West Side.
Will the Real New Democrats Please Stand Up?
A review of The Gentleman from New York: Daniel Patrick Moynihan—A Biography, by Godfrey Hodgson and Henry M. Jackson: A Life in Politics, by Robert G. Kaufman
Gray Matter on Green Affairs
Environmentalism is too important to be left to the environmentalists.