Gordon Lloyd

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Gordon Lloyd is a professor of public policy at Pepperdine University.

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Rugged Individualism

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Two of the gravest threats to this distinctively American value: nanny states and helicopter parents. 

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Donald Trump Rediscovers Franklin Roosevelt’s Forgotten Man—Or Is It Someone Else?

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia History News Network
Sunday, February 19, 2017

With many uncertainties about Trumpism, one thing we know for sure: Donald Trump’s key constituency is “the forgotten men and women.” His first tweet as president-elect promised that “the forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again.” Indeed, the forgotten men and women were recurring characters in a flurry of campaign speeches he gave just before the election, the people who “built our country,” he said, the “middle class.”

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Rugged Individualism: Dead Or Alive?

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

We cannot tip the delicate balance between equality and liberty so heavily in favor of equality so that there is no liberty left.

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Rugged Individualism: Dead Or Alive?

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Today American rugged individualism is in a fight for its life on two battlegrounds: in the policy realm and in the intellectual world of ideas that may lead to new policies. In this book the authors look at the political context in which rugged individualism flourishes or declines and offer a balanced assessment of its future prospects. They outline its path from its founding—marked by the Declaration of Independence—to today, focusing on different periods in our history when rugged individualism was thriving or under attack.

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How Much Do You Know About The Declaration Of Independence?

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Idaho Statesman
Friday, June 24, 2016

When we celebrate the Fourth of July with a three-day weekend vacation, picnics and fireworks, we sometimes forget the real meaning of the holiday. The quiz below provides an opportunity for you to test and refresh your civic knowledge of the landmark occasion in American history that we celebrate.

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When College Radicals Obliterate History

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Suffering from ‘presentism,’ they want to remove vulgar historical figures from their campuses. 

Dealing with the New Deal

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

The debate that erupted in the 1930s still presents us with the same fundamental choice: greater liberty, or greater government power?

Analysis and Commentary

Coolidge or Hoover, and Why It Matters

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Real Clear Books
Thursday, December 12, 2013

It's no coincidence that, even as Tea Party and Republican Party leaders battle over the nature of conservatism in the Age of Obama, three new books debate the origin of modern American conservatism.

Analysis and Commentary

How the New Deal Defines the Debate Over Obamacare

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia History News Network
Monday, December 2, 2013

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The New Deal and Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry, by Hoover fel

The New Deal and Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry

by Gordon Lloyd, David Davenportvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Providing an often-overlooked historical perspective, Gordon Lloyd and David Davenport show how the New Deal of the 1930s established the framework for today’s US domestic policy and the ongoing debate between progressives and conservatives. They examine the pivotal issues of the dispute, laying out the progressive-conservative arguments between Hoover and Roosevelt in the 1930s and illustrating how those issues remain current in public policy today.

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