Steve Hayward originally joined us as a guest blogger this past January when we were looking for help to fill the hole left by the departure of Paul Mirengoff. We have enjoyed Steve’s work so much we never arranged to replace him. Over the past week we have decided to ask Steve formally to join us as a regular contributor and partner, and he has accepted.
I first met Steve through mutual friends at the Claremont Institute twenty or so years ago. Since that time Steve has gone from strength to strength, establishing himself as the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow of the American Enterprise Institute and a Senior Fellow of the Pacific Research Institute as well as the author of a shelf full of formidable works including The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order: 1964-1980, The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution: 1980-1989, and Greatness: Reagan, Churchill, and the Making of Extraordinary Leaders, among other books. His Index of Leading Environmental Indicators has become an annual event.
Yet Steve wears his learning lightly. Meeting him, one would never know that he is an outstanding scholar and respected public intellectual. The first impression he makes is that of a man of good humor and a genial spirit. The first impression isn’t mistaken, it just misses a lot.
We are thrilled to announce that Steve has formally joined us as part of the Power Line lineup. We are confident that our readers will appreciate his work as much as we do. Indeed, we have already heard from many who have said so. Steve, welcome aboard.