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Center for Political Thought and Leadership
975 S Myrtle Ave, Tempe, Arizona 85281
Designed to introduce PTL students and members of the community to local and international leaders from a variety of fields, the Political Thought and Leadership Dialogue Series provides lively presentations and opportunities for discussion about a range of topics.
Professor Donald T. Critchlow will speak about his new book «Republican Character: From Nixon to Reagan»
«Republican Character (comes) at a time when the phrase sounds almost loaded. A year into Donald Trump's presidency, the topic of his perceived character defects and what voters ought to make of them has been endlessly canvassed. Happily, Critchlow, a professor at Arizona State University, is a political historian, not a pundit, and his slim volume is not an entry in that debate (though it is far from irrelevant to it). It is a compact and illuminating history of four Republicans who pursued the presidency in the latter half of the 20th century: Richard Nixon, Nelson Rockefeller, Barry Goldwater, and Ronald Reagan... [Critchlow] wants to show, through the intertwined biographies of these four men, that character is critically important to political success (or failure).»