The featured speaker at AIA’s next author’s night, Steve Hayward, who will be discussing his book, The Age of Reagan, will show, at the November 5, 2009 meeting at Armand’s on Capitol Hill, why America’s fortieth president is worth remembering no matter how much elites from both political parties try to blur his memory. “The Berlin Wall speech is a perfect microcosm of Ronald Reagan’s entire political career,” Hayward writes.
“Reagan, the New York Times said in its news story about the Berlin Wall speech, ‘revived a long-dormant debate over the Berlin Wall’ (emphasis added). ‘Long dormant’ for whom? Perhaps for the Times and American liberals, but certainly not for the people of East Germany. That’s precisely the point: Reagan revived lots of long-dormant debates great and small about our political life.”
Hayward, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, will appear at Armand’s at the free event from 6-8 PM.
Malcolm A. Kline is the executive director of Accuracy in Academia .