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As president of the United States from 1929 to 1933, Herbert Hoover battled the greatest depression in modern world history. Then, as a hyperactive former president, he conducted a strenuous “crusade against collectivism”—and especially against its manifestation in President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. In this lecture, George H. Nash will examine Hoover’s controversial political career and its significance for today.

George H. Nash, Ph.D.
Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal

Senior Fellow

George H. Nash is a Senior Fellow of the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal. He is author of The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945 and several scholarly volumes about the life of Herbert Hoover. He writes and speaks frequently about the history and current direction of American conservatism. He lives in western Massachusetts.

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Acton Institute
98 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States


11:30 a.m. Doors open
12:00 p.m. Lecture begins
12:30 p.m. Q&A
1:00 p.m. Lecture ends


$15 General | $10 Student
Includes box lunch and beverage

(Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee a box lunch.)

Event livestream is free.


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