ON-Lion Letter
"In recent months," begins a July article by Henry Nau in the Hoover Institution's Defining Ideas, "one conservative pundit after the other has called upon the Republican Party to get over Ronald Reagan.  They say he was a man of his times but the times have changed.  Limited government, low taxes, personal responsibility, family values, strong defense, secure borders, and standing by oppressed people around the world are out of date.

"This dismissal of the Reagan legacy is a monumental mistake," according to Nau.  "The idea that Reagan's heritage is obsolete does not hold water."

Nau is a professor of political science and international affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  He recommends students for the Bradley Fellowship Program.  He was a national fellow for 2011–2012 at the Hoover Institution, which is also supported by Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, and is author of the forthcoming book Conservative Internationalism:  Armed Diplomacy under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan.

"The Republican legacy on all these fronts -- size of government, job growth, women's and immigrants' rights, and global leadership -- is overwhelmingly powerful," Nau concludes.  "How is it possible that that legacy remains obscured?  Conservatives have a lot more to think about than just the last election."
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