November 20, 2005

CRANK UP THE VCRs (via Mike Daley)

Greatness: Reagan, Churchill & the Making of Extraordinary Leaders: Steven Hayward (Public Lives: A look at biography books., November 20 at 10:30 pm, C-SPAN)

Description: Steven Hayward compares the leadership skills of Ronald Reagan and Winston Churchill in his new book, "Greatness." The author explains that the two conservative figures had a lot in common, including their stance on national defense, their evolution from Left to Right politically, and their gift for communicating with the public. Mr. Hayward explains that Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain speech defined the beginning of the Cold War while President Reagan's "tear down this wall" demand defined its end. This event was hosted by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 20, 2005 4:54 PM
Comments

Haywood said that conventional wisdom was that both Churchill and Reagan were products of an earlier time ("Churchill was Victorian").

Hayward's startling words identified the actual "earlier time" that he felt they were from.

Posted by: John J. Coupal at November 21, 2005 12:33 AM
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