Now What? How Reagan Saw the Future After Watergate and the 1976 Election Wiped Out the Republican Party

The San Francisco Lawyers Chapter


  • Steven Hayward, Fellow, Pacific Research Institute; Blogger, Powerline; Author, The Age of Reagan

In honor of President Reagan's Birthday,
the San Francisco Lawyers Chapter and
the Pacific Research Institute

Steven Hayward
Fellow, Pacific Research Institute
Blogger, Powerline
Author, The Age of Reagan

After the 1976 election, Democrats spoke of a "one-and-a-half" party system. The Republican Party was decimated by Watergate and conservatives looked further from power than ever. Few in the late 1970s would have predicted the rise of Reagan or his successful presidency.

Today, conservatives and libertarians appear to face an inexorable left-liberal tide and suffered grim results in the latest election. Reagan biographer Steven Hayward will share his thoughts about the lessons that Reagan's revival of the political fortunes of the right have for today.

5:45 pm to 6:15 pm - Reception
6:15 pm to 7:30 pm - Program

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There is no charge for this event. Refreshments will be served. Unfortunately, no MCLE available for this event.

For drivers, there is some metered street parking north of Embarcadero Center.