Steven F. Hayward

Steven F. Hayward is a visiting professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a fellow of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington. He writes daily at



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Politics & Policy

Carbon Legerdemain

Shortly after his inauguration in 1993, President Bill Clinton was greeted with a full-page open-letter advertisement in the New York Times from David Brower, the renowned “arch-druid” of the environmental ...
Politics & Policy

O Fortuna

Conservatives are natural pessimists, based on a realism about fallible human nature that fuels our opposition to the coercive utopianism of the Left. The Founders shared this pessimism about human ...
Politics & Policy

Green Shift

This review should begin with a confession: I badly underestimated Roger Scruton. When I heard two years ago that Scruton was coming to the American Enterprise Institute to write a book ...

Re: The Churchill Comparison

Glad Ramesh has joined the issue, which I hoped for in choosing for my lede his criticism from among the widely available smackdowns. I don’t think the Alan Keyes comparison ...
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Unfriendly Skies

There were two events in the first year of Ronald Reagan’s presidency that justify the use of the overworked phrase “defining moment”: the assassination attempt after only the tenth week ...