Book Reception: A Brief History of the Cold War

Elizabeth Edwards Spalding, Associate Professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 6:00 p.m. Registration | 6:30 p.m. Lecture and Q&A | Reception to follow

The generation that has grown up since the Cold War’s peaceful conclusion has come to hold a dangerously inaccurate view of the titanic struggle between the free world and the Soviet Union. The fault largely lies with educators who neglect or refuse to acknowledge the tyrannical nature of communism. When an American student can write, as one did recently to his local newspaper, that communism “is certainly not an ideoligy to be feared,” the urgency of teaching an accurate history of the Cold War to a new generation could not be clearer.

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Evening Reception: Can Conservatism Survive in an Age of Identity Politics?

Hillsdale College Kirby Center and the Conservative Reform Network

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 6:00 p.m. Registration | 6:30 p.m. Lecture and Q&A | Reception to follow

An Evening Reception with Reihan Salam

How can conservativism continue to be a relevant force in an age of identity politics? Without abondoning its first principles?, what policies should conservatives promote to respondof identity politics? Reihan Salam will offer remarks and lead a discussion about how conservatives can revitalize and apply their principles in the public square.

This event is cosporonsored with The Conservative Reform Network.

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Renewing the American Idea

An Independence Day Address


The Honorable Paul Ryan


July 15, 2014  |  Kirby Center Lecture Series

An emboldened federal bureaucracy is replacing the rule of law with rule by fiat. To save the rule of law—and the American Idea—conservatives must counter the progressive vision of administrative rule with an agenda for renewal—a set of policies that comply with and fortify the Constitution. By advocating and implementing such an agenda, conservatives will uphold the rule of law and return power to the people.

A written version of Rep. Ryan's talk is published in the July/August 2014 issue of Hillsdale College's Imprimis.