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Francis Boyer Lecture
Prof. Kristol, this year’s Francis Boyer award recipient, delivered the annual Francis Boyer lecture as part of the AEI’s annual policy conference. The lecture is presented by a scholar or business executive who has made a significant contribution to understanding among nations. Prof. Kristol is nationally known for his writings on American politics over the past half century. He was managing editor of Commentary magazine from 1947-52, and has founded two influential policy journals of the postwar era, Public Interest and The National Interest.122 views
Committee members heard testimony on illegitimacy and its connection to welfare. Witnesses summarized historical changes in rates of illegitimacy and the role it has played in the growth of the welfare rolls, and poverty, school drop out, crime, and drug use. This was the second of a series of hearings on welfare reform.82 views