Gov. Scott Walker, President of the Young America’s Foundation and former Governor of Wisconsin, joins Reaganism to discuss Ronald Reagan’s optimism, free speech on college campuses, patriotic education, the Constitution, Wisconsin politics, and the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Former Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Kari Bingen and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Stepehan Kitay join Reaganism to discuss what the US Space Force is, will do, and how it came to be.

Entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and Reagan Foundation Trustee Joe Lonsdale joins Reaganism to discuss his political philosophy and mentors,  technological competition with China, the need for innovation in the defense sector, and the political Right’s conflict with “big tech.”

This episode features a Ronald Reagan Institute and the Hoover Institution sponsored discussion celebrating President Reagan’s 1987 Berlin Wall speech, in which he famously called for Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.” The panel conversation will reflect on the speech 34 years later and discuss its continuing relevance to the challenges we face today.

The discussion will feature the author of the speech, Peter Robinson, as well as Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, former National Security Advisor, Dr. Will Inboden, Director of the Clements Center for National Security, and Jamie Fly, President and CEO of Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. All three authored essays for the Reagan Presidential Principles & Beliefs series, which are available here.

The week features serial Reaganism guest Matt Continetti, a scholar of American conservativism at the American Enterprise Institute. Matt discusses what a “workers party” GOP might look like and President Biden’s overreach in the first year of his administration.

Continetti’s Writings:

This week’s episode features a recording of a Reagan Institute event titled “National Security & U.S. Manufacturing: How Can America Compete in the 21st Century?” which took place on May 20, 2021. The participants discuss the findings and national security implications of the McKinsey Global Institute’s recently-released report, “Building a More Competitive U.S. Manufacturing Sector.” The discussion features:

-Eric Chewning, a partner at Mackinsey & Co and former chief of staff of the Secretary of Defense

Zack Cooper from the American Enterprise Institute and Hal Brands from Johns Hopkins and the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment join Reaganism to discuss what’s driving the US-China rivalry, what America is trying to achieve in the competition, and a potential boycott of the 2020 Beijing Olympics.

Hal and Zack’s Foreign Affairs piece:

Former US navy pilot Dr. Jerry Hendrix joins Reaganism to discuss his recent book, Reagan’s work to build up the Navy, and why we need to reinvest in our fleets today. Dr. Hendrix’s book: 

Dr. Bill Antholis, Director of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, joins Reaganism to discuss the history of the American presidency and how the country has dealt with hyper partisanship in the past.

Wall Street Journal columnist Walter Russell Mead joins Reaganism to discuss how the modern Republican Party came into being, the different ways Americans approach foreign policy, and how the Biden administration sees the world.

Walter’s Column:

Former CEO of the parent company that controls fast food chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s joins Reaganism to discuss why capitalism works, his time as CEO of CKE Restaurants, and the current debate around minimum wage and government stimulus spending.

Pudzer’s books:

New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker joins Reaganism  to discuss a bygone era where politics worked in Washington and the political operator who helped bring Reagan’s vision of government to life.

Peter and Susan’s book:

Council on Foreign Relations Expert Dr. Ray Takeyh joins Reaganism to discuss the Iranian nuclear deal, Reagan’s approach to the Islamic Republic, and the Biden admin’s approach to Tehran.

Bestselling author and Council of Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Gayle Tzemach Lemmon joins Reaganism to discuss her most recent book, the Daughters of Kobani which tells the story of an all women militia who faced off against ISIS.
Tzemach Lemmon’s Book:

Rep. Andy Kim (NJ-D) joins Reaganism to discuss the War in Afghanistan, his public criticism of China’s human rights violations, and his direct service approach to politics.

Reagan Defense Survey:

Heritage Foundation President Mrs. Kay Coles James joins discusses her journey from growing up in a Virginia housing project to service as an advisor to 4 US presidents, her thoughts on conservative priorities for the 21st century, and the speech that launched President Reagan’s political career.

Mrs. James Time for Choosing piece:

Nury Turkel, the first US educated Uyghur-American lawyer, foreign policy expert, and human rights advocate, joins Reaganism to discuss his struggle to end the Chinese Communist Party’s genocide against the Uyghur people.

Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) and Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL) join Reaganism to discuss their work in putting country over politics, the need for more veterans in government, and ways we can restore Americans’ trust in Congress.

This episode of Reaganism is a recording of Congresswoman Liz Cheney speaking at the Reagan Institute on February 23, 2021. The event was titled US foreign Policy in 2021 and Beyond. The event features a short speech followed by a moderated conversation with Reaganism host Roger Zakheim.

This week’s episode is a recording of an event hosted by the Reagan Institute featuring Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas. Senator Cotton discusses his recently report “Beat China: Targeted Decoupling and the Economic Long War.”