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Citadel News Service
17 Jan 2012

American Spectator publisher lectures in new Citadel seminar

Conservative Intellectual Tradition features Alfred S. Regnery

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American Spectator Publisher Alfred S. Regnery will kick off an unprecedented new class led at The Citadel by Mallory Factor, the John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government.

The Conservative Intellectual Tradition in America will bring in nationally prominent lecturers every week, including former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese, and former Reagan economic advisor Arthur Laffer.

“As publisher of Regnery Publishing, Human Events and American Spectator, Al Regnery has extensive experience marketing the conservative message,” said Factor.  “His lecture aims to discuss ideology and anti-ideology, the nature of politics and its relationship to human nature and the place of tradition as it relates to private property and limited political authority.”

Regnery is the former president and publisher of Regnery Publishing, Inc., which produced 22 New York Times bestsellers during his tenure. Regnery also served in the Justice Department during the Reagan administration, worked on the U.S. Senate staff, and has been in private law practice.  He currently serves on several corporate and non-profit boards, and is the chairman of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.  His first book, Upstream: The Ascendance of American Conservatism, was published in 2008. The book has been praised as one of the best authoritative accounts on the history of the American conservative movement.

Conservative Intellectual Tradition is a survey of the political tradition of modern conservatism in the United States with some consideration of its roots in the broader Western political tradition, and specific attention given to the development of the tradition in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Media Availability
A media availability will take place on the front steps of Bond Hall at 3:15 p.m.  In the event of rain, the availability will be in the lobby of Bond Hall.

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