In The Right, Matthew Continetti gives a sweeping account of movement conservatism’s evolution, from the Progressive Era through the present. He tells the story of how conservatism began as networks of intellectuals, developing and institutionalizing a vision that grew over time, until they began to buckle under new pressures, resembling national populist movements. Drawing out the tensions between the desire for mainstream acceptance and the pull of extremism, Continetti argues that the more one studies conservatism’s past, the more one becomes convinced of its future.

On this episode of Reaganism, we are joined by Chris Christie, former Governor of New Jersey and former U.S. Attorney. Roger and Gov. Christie discussed his speech in the Time for Choosing Series at the Reagan Library as well as the future of the Republican Party and upcoming elections.

On this episode of Reaganism and recent live event at the Reagan Institute in Washington, D.C., we hear keynote remarks from Dr. Kathleen Hicks, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Hicks’s address focuses on the Department’s recently-released unclassified summary of the National Defense Strategy—the guiding doctrine of U.S. defense policy and priorities—as well as the Fiscal Year 2023 budget request. Following her remarks, Dr. Hicks participated in a moderated conversation with Reagan Institute Director Roger Zakheim. A panel discussion followed with insights from The Honorable Michèle Flournoy, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Representative Elaine Luria, U.S. Representative (VA-02), and The Honorable Mac Thornberry, Former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

On this episode, we are joined by Senator Joni Ernst. She was elected from Iowa in 2014 and is the first female combat veteran to serve in the U.S. Senate, after a distinguished career in the Army Reserve and in the Army National Guard. She is the Vice Chair of the Senate Republican Conference and a member of the House Armed Services Committee. Roger and Sen. Ernst talked about the war in Ukraine, including her personal connection to the country and the Ukrainian military’s need for additional lethal aid. They also discussed China, and how the China threat affects everyday Iowans.

On this episode of Reaganism, we are joined by Juan Zarate, Global Co-Managing Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at K2 Integrity. Juan previously served in the George W. Bush Administration as deputy National Security Advisor. Roger and Juan discussed the future of the dollar as the global reserve currency, cryptocurrencies, SWIFT, sanctions, and the war in Ukraine.

On this episode of Reaganism, we are joined by David Feith, an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a Senior Fellow with the Commanding Heights Initiative of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE). David was previously a U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and an editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong. Roger and David discussed China, their reaction to Russia’s War in Ukraine, and how finance fits into their broader strategy.

On this episode of Reaganism, we are joined by Rep. Victoria Spartz, a freshman Republican member of Congress that grew up in Ukraine until the age of 22.

Roger and Rep. Spartz discuss Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine, her connections to the conflict, and how the United States should respond.

On this episode of Reaganism, we are joined by Managing Director of the Defense Innovation Unit, Mike Brown. Roger and Mike discussed DIU’s efforts to help the military attain more innovative technologies and ensure that the United States can win in the future of warfare.

On this episode of Reaganism, we are joined by Presidential historian and prolific Reagan biographer Craig Shirley. Shirley is the author of the new book, April 1945: The Hinge of History, which tells the story of the American victory at the end of the Second World War. The discussion consists of the new book, the leadership of Franklin Roosevelt and Generals Patton and MacArthur, and what President Reagan learned from FDR’s example.

Roger sits down with Geoff Duncan, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Georgia. The two discuss the 2020 election and the Trump presidency, the future of the GOP, and President Biden.

On this episode of Reaganism, Roger sits down with Ms. Karen Tumulty, Columnist for The Washington Post and Author of the new, landmark biography, The Triumph of Nancy Reagan. This conversation will examine the life of First Lady Nancy Reagan, including her influence on President Reagan’s career, personnel, and policies. This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the Reagan Institute. To learn more about our upcoming Reaganism LIVE events and how you can participate, visit our website reaganfoundation.org/reagan-institute/

On this episode of Reaganism recorded at our Reagan Institute Strategy meeting on February 24, John Bolton, former National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the United Nations discusses Russia’s military assault on Ukraine, the impact of Trump’s presidency on national security, and what America must do to strengthen our defense.

Michael Abramowitz is the president of Freedom House. He previously served for over twenty years as a correspondent for the Washington Post. Roger and Michael discussed the fifteen-year trend of declining freedom in the world, the Winter Olympics amid China’s genocide against the Uyghurs, and how the current Russia-Ukraine crisis demonstrates the threat to democracy posed by authoritarianism.

On this episode of Reaganism we are joined by Andy Puzder. From 2000 to 2017, Andy Puzder served as CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. A frequent commentator on economic issues, Andy and Roger discuss inflation, the federal reserve, and problems in the labor market.

On this episode of Reaganism, we are joined by Katherine Boyle, a general partner at Andreesen Horowitz, focused on investing in American dynamism. Prior to working in the venture capital industry, Katherine was a reporter for the Washington Post. Roger and Katherine discuss the challenges that innovative defense technology companies face when working with the pentagon and about the differences between Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.

We’re joined by Co-founder and Principal at The Marathon Initiative, Wess Mitchell. Prior to this, he served as the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs during the Trump Administration. Roger and Wess discuss the recent Russian military buildup along Ukraine’s border and the Biden Administration’s response.

The Reagan Institute’s inaugural Reaganism LIVE event features a conversation between Mr. Oren Cass, Executive Director of American Compass, and Kevin Roberts, Ph.D., President of the Heritage Foundation. This conversation, moderated by Reagan Institute Director Roger Zakheim, discusses how conservatism can provide solutions to the critical challenges facing our country.

In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan offered a clear, unifying vision for conservatives; forty years later, the movement is rife with debate and disagreement.

We’re joined by Former Congressman and Senator of Missouri, Jim Talent. Roger and Senator Talent discuss the 2021 report of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, where Senator Talent serves as a commissioner. Their conversation included China’s trade practices as well as their activities in the Xinjiang and Hong Kong regions.

We are joined by actor and humanitarian, Gary Sinise. Gary Sinise is the founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the wellbeing of America’s military veterans and first-responders. He is famously known for playing Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump, in addition to numerous other roles. Roger and Gary discuss his acting career, foundation, and work with veterans.

Roger sits down with Simon Miles, Assistant Professor at Duke University, and the author of Engaging the Evil Empire: Washington, Moscow, and the Beginning of the End of the Cold War and co-editor of a new book, The Reagan Moment: America and the World in the 1980s. Roger and Simon discuss President Reagan’s foreign policy, including his strategy towards the Soviet Union.