Veteran journalist John O'Sullivan provides a dramatic account of how three great figures - Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul II, and President Ronald Reagan - changed the course of history and how their collaborative efforts revived faith, prosperity, and freedom in the West.
Each came to power and became much-needed beacons of optimism cutting through the despair that afflicted 1970s America, post-imperial Britain, and a Catholic Church rocked by social revolution. Ultimately, this triumphant political partnership resulted in the miraculous liberation of Eastern Europe. Combining their unique strengths - Reagan's relaxed self-confidence, Thatcher's stern abilities, and the Pope's hopefulness and love - they were able to overcome the clutches of Communism. Now, more than ever, everyone can benefit from their lessons of fearlessness, strength, and wisdom- The Heritage Foundation
John Hilboldt oversees Heritage's Lectures and Seminars Program which annually hosts over 100 public programs at the Foundation's headquarters.
Before becoming Director of Lectures and Seminars, he served for four years as Deputy Director of Coalition Relations, editing two issues of the Policy Experts guide and its accompanying policyexperts.org web directory as well as coordinating other outreach endeavors.
Additionally, he is a member of the Advisory Council of the Young Britons' Foundation of London.
Vice President, Heritage Foundation, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies.
John O'Sullivan is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. He is also editor-at-large of National Review where he served as editor-in-chief for nine years. He was editor of the distinguished foreign policy quarterly, the National Interest, from 2003 to 2005 and editor-in-chief of United Press International from 2000 to 2003.
From 1998 to 2000 he was an editorial consultant to Hollinger International Inc. and a leading member of the team that created the National Post, the first national newspaper in Canada that reached a circulation of more than 350,000 within a few months of its launch.