"Dr. Paul Kengor's work on Reagan continues the great
president's legacy wish to teach, as well as lead. Kengor's keen analysis of
Reagan's conservatism will inform and inspire the next generation of
conservative leaders as they take up the mantle of the "sacred
realities" that so inspired the Gipper. Respect for individual, adherence
to the virtues of the family, lower taxes and a less burdensome government are
the values that Reagan fought for, and the standards that should direct the
path of his acolytes that follow. Dr. Kengor has proven he is one of those
acolytes who will ensure that the legacy of Reagan never dims."
- Senator Rand Paul, (R-KY)
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm - Reception
6:30 pm - Dinner « Note: Evening Event!
Undergraduate Students: FREE (RSVP is still required)
RSVP: to Caroline Corazza at (805) 957-1980
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Principles of a Reagan Conservative, biographer Paul Kengor analyzes Ronald Reagan's speeches
and actions to paint a full, accurate picture of his beliefs.
Kengor identifies these principles that lie at the crux of Reagan's
conservatism; Freedom, Faith, Family, Sanctity and Dignity of Human Life,
American Exceptionalism, The Founders' Wisdom and Vision, Lower Taxes, Limited
Government, Peace Through Strength, Anti-Communism, and Belief in the
Individual. And it is through these principles that Reagan's modern emulators
may create a successful, conservative future.
Many a politician has
asked: What would Reagan do if he were president now? Where would Reagan stand
on today's issues? Who is the next Ronald Reagan? Paul Kengor dissects Reagan's
presidency and provides decisive conclusions. The answers to some of these questions
may surprise conservatives and liberals alike.
ABOUT DR. KENGOR:
Kengor is a New York Times best-selling author and professor
of political science at Grove City College, a four-year, private Christian
liberal arts college in Grove City, Pennsylvania, one hour north of Pittsburgh.
He is executive director of The Center for Vision & Values, a Grove City
College think-tank/policy center. He is also a visiting fellow at the Hoover
Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University. His articles
have appeared in numerous publications from across the ideological spectrum:
the New York Times, New York Post, National
Review, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Times, USA
Today, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Roll Call, Weekly
Standard, Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, Christianity
Today, World magazine, National Catholic
Reporter, National Catholic Register, Our Sunday
Visitor, Jewish Press, Jewish World Review, International
Herald Tribune, Manchester Union Leader, and others.
In addition to 11 Principles of a Reagan
Conservative, Dr. Kengor has written many books, including The
Crusader: Ronald Reagan & the Fall of Communism; God and
Hillary Clinton; The Judge: William P. Clark, Ronald Reagan’s Top
Hand; The Communist, Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of
Barack Obama’s Mentor; God and Ronald Reagan; and God
and George W. Bush.
Kengor is a frequent contributor to MSNBC, C-SPAN, NPR, PCN-TV,
EWTN, and FoxNewsChannel, and is regular columnist for Townhall and the
American Spectator. He has appeared on many TV shows, including “Hannity & Colmes,”
“The O’Reilly Factor,” “Tony Snow Live,” “Fox & Friends,” the “700 Club,”
and “Scarborough Country.” He has done hundreds of radio-talk shows, including
the shows of Sean Hannity, Diane Rehm (NPR), Michael Reagan, Warren Olney
(NPR), Glenn Beck, Janet Parshall’s America, Truths that Transform with D.
James Kennedy, Dennis Praeger, Michael Medved, G. Gordon Liddy, Linda Chavez,
Kresta in the Afternoon, Jim Quinn, Stand to Reason with Greg Koukl, and Laura
Ingraham. Hosts like Rush Limbaugh have discussed his work on air. He does a
regular commentary for three nationally syndicated radio programs: American
Radio Journal, Moody Broadcasting, and Ave Maria Radio Network / CatholicExchange.com.
Kengor is a frequent public speaker. His past venues include the
National Presbyterian Church, the Reagan Library, the National Press Club, the
U.S. Capitol Building, the Commonwealth (Pennsylvania) Prayer Breakfast, the
Heritage Foundation, the Gerald R. Ford Library, the Witherspoon Fellowship
Program, among many others. He has also spoken at many colleges, including the
University of Virginia’s Miller Center, the College of William & Mary,
Eureka College, the Ave Maria College School of Law (Ann Arbor, MI), Calvin
College, Franciscan University, Regent University, Claremont McKenna College,
Saint Vincent College, Patrick Henry College, the University of Pittsburgh,
Drexel University, DePaul University, Wabash College, and more.
Kengor, a native of Western Pennsylvania, lives with his wife in
Grove City, Pa., along with their seven children.