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Steven F. Hayward

Steven Hayward is a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute, senior resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, and a visiting lecturer at Boalt Hall Law School. He was previously the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Visiting Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Public Policy, and was the inaugural visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013-14. From 2002 to 2012 he was the F.K Weyerhaeuser Fellow in Law and Economics at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC, and has been senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco since 1991. 

He writes frequently for the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, National Review, the Weekly Standard, the Claremont Review of Books, and other publications. The author of six books including a two-volume chronicle of Reagan and his times entitled The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order, 1964-1980, and The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counter-Revolution, 1980-1989, and the Almanac of Environmental Trends. His latest book, Patriotism is Not Enough: Harry Jaffa, Walter Berns, and the Arguments That Redefined American Conservatism, was published in February, 2017.    

On Amazon.com:

The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Liberal Order, 1964-1980, by Steven Hayward
The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counter-Revolution, 1980-1989by Steven Hayward
Churchill on Leadership: Executive Success in the Face of Adversity, by Steven Hayward
Almanac of Environmental Trends, by Steven Hayward
Patriotism is Not Enough: Harry Jaffa, Walter Berns, and the Arguments That Redefined American Conservatismby Steven Hayward

Articles found on this site:
Will the Real Ronald Reagan Please Stand Up?
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: August 17, 2017
Should Reagan conservatives oppose the New Deal? ...
 
The Threat to Liberty
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: February 1, 2017
This article appeared in: Volume XVII, Number 1, Winter 2016/17

The administrative state and the end of constitutional government.

 

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What's In a Name?
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: August 25, 2015
This article appeared in: Volume XV, Number 3, Summer 2015
The tendentious and obscurantist jargon of the academy is an old story, but makes for a great trivia challenge: invent a completely implausible title for a scholarly journal, and odds are that it actually exists. My favorite at the moment is the International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, which—ac...
 
Bridge to Nowhere
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: October 30, 2014
This article appeared in: Vol. XIV, Number 4, Fall 2014

A review of The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, by Rick Perlstein

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Extremism and Moderation
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: August 12, 2014
This article appeared in: Vol. XIV, Number 3, Summer 2014

Barry Goldwater's notorious convention speech, 50 years later.

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Non Campus Mentis
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: May 6, 2014
This article appeared in: Vol. XIV, Number 2, Spring 2014
Shortly after the 2010 mid-term elections, my old mentor M. Stanton Evans offered his interpretation of the Republican landslide: “The election represents a return of the conservative principles of low taxes, fiscal responsibility, family values, and a strong national defense. In other words&m...
 
The Road to Freedom
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: June 13, 2013
This article appeared in: Vol. XIII, Number 2 - Spring 2013

A review of Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics, by Daniel Stedman Jones and The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression, by Angus Burgin

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Up From Liberalism
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: November 27, 2012
This article appeared in: Vol. XII, Number 4 - Fall 2012

A review of I Am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism, by Charles R. Kesler

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For Better, For Worse
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: August 2, 2012
This article appeared in: Vol. XII, Number 3 - Summer 2012

A review of Reagan and Thatcher: The Difficult Relationship, by Richard Aldous

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Standing Pat
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: April 18, 2011
This article appeared in: Vol. XI, Numbers 1 & 2 - Winter/Spring 2010/11

Soaring prescription drug prices were a hot issue at the time

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Flights of Fancy
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: September 18, 2010
This article appeared in: Vol. X, Number 3 - Summer 2010

A review of The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris, by Peter Beinart

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Reading Up on the Right
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: March 29, 2010
This article appeared in: Vol. X, Number 1, Winter - 2009/10

To succeed, conservatism must rediscover its intellectual roots.

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All the Leaves are Brown
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: February 23, 2009
This article appeared in: Vol. IX, Number 1 - Winter 2008/09

Today’s environmentalists see no hope for man—or nature.

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Reagan and the Historians
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: November 5, 2007
This article appeared in: Vol. VII, Number 4 - Fall 2007

Giving the Gipper his due.

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Books in Brief
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: March 14, 2007
This article appeared in: Vol. VII, Number 2 - Spring 2007
To Dare and to Conquer: Special Operations and the Destiny of Nations, from Achilles to Al Qaeda, by Derek Leebaert, Although Democrats have made expanding special forces a cornerstone of their "smarter and tougher" alternative policy for fighting terrorists, one suspects that in t...
 
The Liberal Republicanism of Gordon Wood
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: January 26, 2007
This article appeared in: Vol. VII, Number 1 - Winter 2006/07

Reassessing liberalism's favorite historian.

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R.I.P.: Leonard W. Levy
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: January 9, 2007
This article appeared in: Vol. VII, Number 1 - Winter 2006/07

Steven F. Hayward remembers a great Claremont teacher and scholar.

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The Grand Alliance
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: May 10, 2006
This article appeared in: Vol. VI , Number 2 - Spring 2006

Churchill and American exceptionalism.

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A Progressive's Progress
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: August 10, 2005
This article appeared in: Vol. V, Number 3 - Summer 2005

Hitchen's progress since 9/11 has brought him halfway to a sensible understanding of politics.

 

 

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How Reagan Became Reagan
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: August 30, 2004
This article appeared in: Vol. IV, Number 4 - Fall 2004

His thought was "homemade."

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Correspondent in Chief
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: June 5, 2004
This article appeared in: Vol. IV, Number 2 - Spring 2004

A review of Reagan: A Life in Letters, edited by Kiron K. Skinner, Annelise Anderson, and Martin Anderson

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Reagan's Triumph
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: June 5, 2004
This article appeared in: Vol. III , Number 1 Winter 2002/03

Historical argument over the Cold War is a proxy for the fight over fundamental political principles.

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Hillary's Makeover
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: August 26, 2003
This article appeared in: Vol. III, Number 4 - Fall 2003
As dreadful as these books are in a literary sense, they are politically instructive.
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Commander-In-Chief
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: June 11, 2003
This article appeared in: Vol. III, Number 3 - Summer 2003

A review of Bush at War, by Bob Woodward and The Right Man, by David Frum

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The Making of LBJ
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: September 9, 2002
This article appeared in: Vol. II, Number 4 - Fall 2002

 Although the Vietnam mess is behind us, much of the Johnson legacy in domestic policy, especially the unprincipled civil rights legacy of affirmative action, is stil...

 
A Premature Post-Mortem for Liberalism
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: February 6, 2002
This article appeared in: Vol. II , Number 2 - Winter 2002

Brands's book may be delightful mischief, but concerning the necessity of government to be effective in its objects, he is without illusion or contrivance.

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The Hitch with Hitchens
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: November 28, 2001
This article appeared in: Vol. II, Number 1 - Fall 2001

Few figures except the ghost of Joe McCarthy provoke the furies of the feverish Left more than Henry Kissinger, so this book should preserve Hitchens's club membership...

 
Will the Real New Democrats Please Stand Up?
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: February 10, 2001
This article appeared in: ,
A review of ...
 
Gray Matter on Green Affairs
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: November 24, 2000
This article appeared in: Vol. I, Number 1 - Fall 2000

Nothing should be more natural for a conservative than care for nature.

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A Conversation with James Q. Wilson
By: Steven F. Hayward, Ken Masugi
Posted: July 16, 2014
This article appeared in: Volume V, No. 2 - Spring 1987
A CONVERSATION WITH JAMES Q. WILSON James Q. Wilson is Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he teaches in the Fall, and Collins Professor of Management at the UCLA Graduate School of Management, where he teaches in the Spring. He has authored several b...
 
The Empress's New Clothes
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: July 16, 2014
This article appeared in: Volume V, No. 2 - Spring 1987

A review of The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood, and Men and Marriage, by George Gilder

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Campaign Reports
By: Ken Masugi, Steven F. Hayward
Posted: July 14, 2014
This article appeared in: Volume III, No. 3 - Fall 1984

A report from the Democratic and Republican conventions

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Wither Liberal Education?
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: July 14, 2014
This article appeared in: Volume III, No. 4 - Winter 1984

A review of the Pitzer College Bulletin, 1983-84

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The Shifting Vistas of Political Journalism
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: July 14, 2014
This article appeared in: Volume IV, No. 1 - Spring 1985

On The American Spectator and The New Republic

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Lesbianism as Ideology
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: July 10, 2014
This article appeared in: ,

On Invisibility in Academe: Lesbians in a Heterosexual Culture, a conference sponsored by Scripps College

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Spaced Out
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: July 9, 2014
This article appeared in: ,

A review of Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book, by Walker Percy

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Demonology
By: Steven F. Hayward
Posted: July 9, 2014
This article appeared in: Volume II, No. 4 - Winter 1983

A review of The School of Theology at Claremont Catalog, 1984-85, by Dean Joseph C. Hough, Jr. et al.

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