I have a secret to impart. Peter Robinson is coming to Hillsdale College and giving a lecture entitled “At the Beginning: Reagan’s Time for Choosing Speech.”
You see: this year marks the centenary of the Gipper’s birth and the thirtieth anniversary of his inauguration, and the college got the jump on Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and the like, which have been for some unknown reason slow in honoring the former President, and it is dedicating its first Center for Constructive Alternatives conference to the great man and his legacy.
On the docket along with Peter are Craig Shirley, author of Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign that Changed America; Ronald Radosh, author of Red Star Over Hollywood: The Film Colony’s Long Romance with the Left; Phil Gramm, former U. S. Senator from Texas; Steven Hayward, author of The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution, 1980-1989; and Eliot Abrams.
The conference will be held from 2-5 October. All of the talks are open to the public, but the seating is limited. I am told that we will be swamped. So, to guarantee yourself a seat you will have to get there early. Keep all of this under your collective hat.
Incidentally, I am not sure how easy it is to get on the list to be invited to our conferences and to the associated meals: we do four a year. But if you live nearby or don't mind traveling to exotic places, you might want to contact those in charge at CCA@hillsdale.edu and ask to be put on the list of future invitees. As you can see from this webpage, in the course of this year, we will be looking at religion in America, at Adam Smith, and at science fiction films in the 1950s.