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Historian Lee Edwards knew and worked with Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater, and William F. Buckley, Jr. for nearly five decades. In this address, he reveals what motivated these giants of the modern conservative movement—a staunch belief in free enterprise and a love of God. Edwards argues that conservatives must forge a New Fusionism if they want to remain a major political and philosophical force.

Called “The Voice of the Silent Majority” by the New York Times, Dr. Edwards has done it all in his remarkable multi-faceted career including writing the first political biography of Reagan, directing national publicity for the most consequential loser in American politics—presidential candidate Goldwater—and building the Victims of Communism Memorial to the more than 100 million victims of communism.