Irving Kristol Award Professor Wilson presented historian David Hackett Fischer with the American Enterprise Institute’s Irving Kristol Award for 2006. Professor Fischer then delivered the… read more

Irving Kristol Award Professor Wilson presented historian David Hackett Fischer with the American Enterprise Institute’s Irving Kristol Award for 2006. Professor Fischer then delivered the Irving Kristol Lecture at the Institute’s annual dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel.

Addressing the theme, “American Leadership: The Invention of Tradition,” Professor Fischer described George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Roosevelt as three great leaders. He argued that the open and flexible leadership skills of these men were the key to their success.

Professor Fischer was honored as a pioneer among historians who are combining modern methods of research and interpretation with renewed appreciation for the importance of contingency, choice, and character in the unfolding of history. His bestselling books Washington’s Crossing (Oxford, 2004), which received the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in History, and Paul Revere’s Ride (Oxford, 1994) are meticulous retellings of great revolutionary events that also provide readers with a vivid sense of how the events were experienced in the immediate moment and of how they affected choices and decisions yet to come. close

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Program ID:
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 02, 2006 | 8:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Apr 26, 2010 | 5:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Apr 02, 2006 | 8:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 22, 2006 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 06, 2006 | 10:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 03, 2006 | 4:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 25, 2010 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 25, 2010 | 5:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 25, 2010 | 11:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 26, 2010 | 5:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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