On Wednesday, May 11, 2011, Hoover fellows Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University, and Harvey Mansfield, the Carol G. Simon Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Government at Harvard University, received Bradley Prizes from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation at a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. The Bradley Prizes, awarded annually, formally recognize individuals for their extraordinary achievements. Previous recipients have included Hoover fellows John Taylor (2010), Gary Becker (2008), Victor Davis Hanson (2008), Fouad Ajami (2006), Clint Bolick (2006), Shelby Steele (2006), Robert George (2005), and Thomas Sowell (2003).
“I am ever so pleased that the Bradley Foundation has found me fit for the Bradley Prize for the year 2011. It is an especially great pleasure to know that I receive that award in the company of so many eminent Hoover scholars who have already received the scholarship for their immense contribution to so many different fields that exemplifies the best that serious scholarship has to offer,” stated Richard Epstein. Click here to read Epstein’s complete acceptance remarks.
“The few honors I have had—I’m not asking for more; how could they compare to this one?—have come from Republican presidents and conservative foundations. All major universities and the political science profession have very thoughtfully not disturbed my quiet or done anything to stir my gratitude. After all, it’s a free country, and I’m thankful for that, as I am for the signal distinction I receive tonight.” stated Harvey Mansfield. Click here to read Mansfield’s full acceptance speech.