Commonwealth National Podcast

Alfred Regnery, Publisher, The American Spectator; Author, The Ascendance of American Conservatism

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1:02:01
Alfred Regnery, Publisher, The American Spectator; Author, The Ascendance of American Conservatism


Upstream: The Ascendance of American Conservatism

Noted conservative and publisher, Alfred Regnery, will explain the rise of the conservative movement in the post-WWII era. Regnery will show how, in the years prior to and just following World War II, expanding government power at home and the growing Communist empire abroad inspired American conservatives to band together to fight these threats.



Regnery is President of Regnery Publishing, a right-wing publishing house founded in 1947 by his father, Henry Regnery. The company published William F. Buckley’s first book in 1951. Now, Regnery Publishing publishes works by Pat Buchanan, Ann Coulter, David Horowitz, Michelle Malkin, and Oliver North. The publishing company is known for publishing controversial works. Regnery is also the current publisher of The American Spectator, a conservative magazine. He is a practicing attorney and Of Counsel to the Washington law firm of Keller and Heckman.



In 1983, Regnery, appointed by Ronald Reagan, served as head of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. During this time, he also acted as the unofficial head of Ed Meese’s Commission on Pornography. Regnery also served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Land and Natural Resources Division between 1981 and 1986.



He received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1971. Before that, he studied at Beloit College where he received his B.A. in 1965.



This program was recorded in front of a live audience on June 2, 2008