The Age of Reagan

Steve Hayward discusses the just-released and concluding volume in his more-than-decade-long project on Ronald Reagan.

According to Peter Berkowitz of the Hoover Institution, “a great merit” of Dr. Hayward’s “politically sophisticated, thoroughly researched, and generally superb exploration of Reagan’s eight years in the Oval Office” is the way it makes clear how the 40th president’s “labors were guided by his principles, which he never ceased to expound and defend.” When combined with his first installment (subtitled The Fall of the Old Liberal Order: 1964-1980), the two books “provide an abundance of evidence and analysis to support the increasingly solid consensus among historians that Reagan deserves to be considered among our greatest presidents.”

One of the conservative movement’s most talented, prolific, and broadly gauged scholars, Steven F. Hayward is the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a Senior Fellow with the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy.