Former Heritage Trustee continues to make an impact

Lewis Lehrman, who served as a Heritage trustee for nearly two decades, is a great example of someone who loves Heritage and loves our country.

His contributions to Heritage and to our nation are vast and are well worth remembering as we shared with you last year.

The author of many books, Lehrman just released his latest book this week titled Lincoln & Churchill: Statesmen at War which examines the lives of Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill to learn what made them succeed as leaders–specifically as they led their countries through war.

Lehrman is able to pull back the cover on these two iconic leaders and give an insider look into their lives in a way that no one else ever has.

According to leading historians and authors:

For years, I have longed to be in the same room with Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill. And now Lewis Lehrman has given all of us that chance with this sweeping, yet intimate study of the war leadership of both remarkable men.

With penetrating insight, Lehrman unfolds the contrasts and similarities between these two leaders: their points of origin, their temperaments, the nature of their ambitions, their leadership styles. I savored every page of this magnificent work. Doris Kearns Goodwin, world-renowned presidential historian

Few men have more profoundly shaped modern history than Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill. In this enlightening, original analysis of their leadership, Lewis E. Lehrman not only sheds a bright light on their remarkable achievements but he also deepens our understanding of the nature of statesmanship.

How two leaders of such radically different backgrounds and temperaments led their nations to victory in wars of national survival ‐‐ thus vindicating government of the people, by the people, and for the people ‐‐ is an inspiring story, based on deep research, told by Lehrman with great skill.

Admirers of both leaders, as well as history fans in general, will enjoy this very well written book and wonder why no previous historian has undertaken such an important comparative study. Professor Michael Burlingame holds the Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois‐Springfield

If you are an admirer of the leadership Lincoln and Churchill displayed throughout their lives then you will love this book.

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Please join us in thanking Lehrman for his contributions to Heritage and to our nation.

Influencing members of Congress

Last week, Heritage hosted the annual Conservative Member Retreat for members of the House of Representatives.

This year’s theme was Boldness in the Face of Adversity–a fitting theme with the Congressional fights that conservatives are facing this year.

The retreat is intended to provide conservative members of Congress with policy-analysis from Heritage experts and to build relationships with them that will continue into their congressional term.

Almost 40 members attended the retreat.

During the retreat, lawmakers were given the opportunity to discuss issues with fellow conservatives and hear from movement leaders like Rick Santorum, Matt Bevin, and Heritage’s own David Azzerad.

Thanks to your support, Heritage is able to provide this support and guidance to members of Congress.

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Rebuilding America’s military power

America’s military has rapidly declined and is in need of a significant overhaul as shown by Heritage’s 2018 Index of Military Strength.

Two Heritage scholars, Dakota Wood and Tom Spoehr, are working on a project called Rebuilding America’s Military Power (RAMP), which will provide the concrete steps needed to get America’s military back on track.

RAMP will answer questions like:

  • What is the role of each branch of the military in the future?
  • What is the role of technology (AI, cyber, autonomous weapons) and conventional weaponry?
  • How does the positioning and deployment of forces around the world affect our readiness?
  • Beyond funding, what infrastructure will we need to achieve the growth and changes we propose?

RAMP will also keep in mind the long-term nature of changes to the military to understand what other areas the United States will need to meet future challenges.

Thank you for making this project possible.

What do you think are the top three needs of America’s military today?