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[LECTURE] Just Right: A Life in Pursuit of Liberty

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Lee Edwards is the preeminent historian of the conservative movement. As his newly released memoir makes clear, however, he has not simply observed conservatism as a detached scholar, he has been active on the national stage longer than any other conservative in America.

Since committing his life to pro-freedom and anticommunist efforts as a young man in 1956, he has been present at nearly every major event of the modern conservative movement. In his tireless pursuit of liberty, Dr. Edwards has combined politics, policy, and philosophy. His memoir is full of colorful stories from a man who has done it all in a remarkable, multifaceted career. And, in a final chapter aimed at the rising generation, he posits how conservatives can remain a major political and philosophical force in America.

Lee Edwards is a leading historian of American conservatism and the author or editor of 25 books, including biographies of Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater, William F. Buckley, Jr. and Edwin Meese III as well as histories of The Heritage Foundation and the American conservative movement. He was Founding Director of the Institute of Political Journalism at Georgetown University and is a past President of the Philadelphia Society.  Currently he serves as Chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.