Author

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.    

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The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Liberal Order, 1964-1980, by Steven Hayward
The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counter-Revolution, 1980-1989by 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 Conservatismby Steven Hayward

Articles by Steven F. Hayward

Practical Wisdom

Practical Wisdom

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

Sensibility as Soulcraft

An impressive achievement, George Will's latest book deserves to take its place among the classics of conservatism.
What’s In a Name?

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

Bridge to Nowhere

A review of The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, by Rick Perlstein
Lesbianism as Ideology

Lesbianism as Ideology

On Invisibility in Academe: Lesbians in a Heterosexual Culture, a conference sponsored by Scripps College
Spaced Out

Spaced Out

A review of Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book, by Walker Percy
Demonology

Demonology

A review of The School of Theology at Claremont Catalog, 1984-85, by Dean Joseph C. Hough, Jr. et al.
The Road to Freedom

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

Up From Liberalism

A review of I Am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism, by Charles R. Kesler
Standing Pat

Standing Pat

Soaring prescription drug prices were a hot issue at the time
Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy

A review of The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris, by Peter Beinart
Correspondent in Chief

Correspondent in Chief

A review of Reagan: A Life in Letters, edited by Kiron K. Skinner, Annelise Anderson, and Martin Anderson
Reagan’s Triumph

Reagan’s Triumph

Historical argument over the Cold War is a proxy for the fight over fundamental political principles.
Hillary’s Makeover

Hillary’s Makeover

As dreadful as these books are in a literary sense, they are politically instructive.
The Making of LBJ

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

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

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.
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