1991 Freedom Activists Directory of anti-communists in the Soviet Empire
1991 Freedom Activists Directory of anti-communists in the Soviet Empire
A COMPILATION OF PRO.DEMOCRACY ACTIVISTS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE AND THE USSR
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Advice to a Just-Elected Conservative Friend
Advice to a Just-Elected Conservative Friend
You should be getting a lot smarter now. That's not because almost everyone will now tell you how smart you are. They will, of course, like never before. Even your old friends will laugh much harder at your jokes.
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Another Large Influx of Grassroots Conservatives
Another Large Influx of Grassroots Conservatives
Among the millions of newly-active grassroots conservatives in politics, thousands of the best are coming to the Leadership Institute to study how to win.
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Anti-PAC Agitation is a Liberal Power Grab
Anti-PAC Agitation is a Liberal Power Grab
Before there was a Federal Election Commission, way back in 1943, the militantly liberal Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) formed the very first political action committee (PAC).
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Conservative Inclusion of
Conservative Inclusion of "Minorities"
Conservatives can and must break the still-strong power of hard-line leftists over certain categories of Americans. Segregated political parties and segregated political activity are bad for our country and for those people who are segregated, even if they segregate themselves.
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The Conservative Organizational Entrepreneur
The Conservative Organizational Entrepreneur
In 1965, experienced conservative friends much older than I advised me there was no way to earn a living doing what I wanted to do, work full time for conservative principles. Though filled with good intentions, they were wrong.
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Conservative Outreach to
Conservative Outreach to "Minorities"
Conservatives must break the still-strong power of hard-line leftists over certain categories of Americans.
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Conspiracy Theories
Conspiracy Theories
No activist can work in the public policy process for long without running across one or more conspiracy theories.
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Deep Blue Campuses
Deep Blue Campuses
American colleges and universities are very different from the nation that surrounds them. The differences are especially profound when it comes to politics.
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Do You Want to be a National Convention Delegate?
Do You Want to be a National Convention Delegate?
In early 1961, I decided to try to be a Goldwater delegate to the 1964 Republican National Convention.
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Excellence Questions
Excellence Questions
The Leadership Institute's Questions Which Can Accumulate Evidence of Excellence in Employees
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How to Present a Public Program
How to Present a Public Program
This manual is written especially for leaders of independent conservative student organizations or student divisions of campaigns who use public programs as a part of an overall strategy to advance a cause or a candidate of their choice.
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How to Stop Them From Stomping Out the Grassroots
How to Stop Them From Stomping Out the Grassroots
Knowledgeable conservatives, in moments of candor, will admit our grassroots activity is far less today than a dozen years ago.
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Ideas, Actions, and Consequences
Ideas, Actions, and Consequences
If ideas, in and of themselves, really do have consequences, then being right, in the sense of being correct, is sufficient. This writing explains why political battles, do not often turn on the question of who is probably right.
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The Laws Of The Public Policy Process
The Laws Of The Public Policy Process
The Laws of Public Policy 1. Never give a bureaucrat a chance to say no. 2. Don’t fire all your ammunition at once. 3. Don’t get mad except on purpose.......
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Lecture to the August 2007 Field Representative Class
Lecture to the August 2007 Field Representative Class
A speech to the fall 2007 Leadership Institute field representatives.
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Leftist Abuses and Bias on Campus
Leftist Abuses and Bias on Campus
Leftist Control on Campus.
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Life of the Party
Life of the Party
What follows is advice for conservatives of whatever party. Here is how you can be a party leader, even if you're starting from scratch:
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The Media and Election 2004
The Media and Election 2004
First of all, I have to tell you that I would do anything for Morton and Helen Blackwell because they’re probably the two greatest people in the conservative movement.
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Mistakes of Losing Candidates
Mistakes of Losing Candidates
Some candidates lose because they can't raise enough money. Others lose because their election districts are demographically wrong. But many losing candidates could have won, if they had avoided making one or more of the following common mistakes.
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Mistakes of Winning Candidates
Mistakes of Winning Candidates
Some candidates win but disappoint their supporters and even themselves. They achieve little or nothing of what they hoped to do. Here are incumbents' worst mistakes.
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Morton Blackwell’s Famous Foolproof Fundraising Formula
Morton Blackwell’s Famous Foolproof Fundraising Formula
Of the many ways students raise funds for campus public policy activities and organizations, only the following method, personal solicitation, has proved to be universally successful.
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Morton Blackwell's Writing Standards & Style Guide
Morton Blackwell's Writing Standards & Style Guide
Morton Blackwell's writing guide outlines what makes writing effective.
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One Step Backward Isn't the End of Communism
One Step Backward Isn't the End of Communism
Many conservatives I thought were smart are not. Being used to fighting only on the defensive against communism, they don't know how to go on the offensive.
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People, Parties, and Power
People, Parties, and Power
In my years of political activity beginning in 1960, I have found no shortage of conservatives willing to tell the political parties what they should do.
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The Philosopher in Action
The Philosopher in Action
A conservative intellectual in St. Louis recently wrote to tell me, in effect, that he long ago gave up hope of achieving anything worthwhile through the political process. He eloquently damns politics, politicians and all their works.
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Political Management of the Bureaucracy - A Guide to Reform and Control
Political Management of the Bureaucracy - A Guide to Reform and Control
A Guide to Reform and Control will be an evergreen book. It will be a classic in the library of conservative public administration and should be in the orientation packet - Joseph A. Morris
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Power and Influence
Power and Influence
The difference between power and influence and the role of each in politics.
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Problems of Success
Problems of Success
Remarks to the combined classes of the Jesse Helms School of Government at Liberty University, February 21, 2006. These remarks were later mailed to all Leadership Institute graduates.
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Read to Lead
Read to Lead
Some people bluntly say they don't read. They say they would read if only they had the time. I will also be blunt: You have time to do what you choose to do. The more you read, the better you read -- and the more you enjoy it.
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The Real Nature of Politics
The Real Nature of Politics
What I am about to share with you is probably the most important lesson you will learn at any time in your life about success in the public policy process.
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The Roots of the Ultra Left
The Roots of the Ultra Left
The Roots of the Ultra Left is an in-depth looks at 35 things the ultra left really thinks.
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SMUGGLED JOKES FROM THE SOVIET ONION
SMUGGLED JOKES FROM THE SOVIET ONION
SMUGGLED JOKES FROM THE SOVIET ONION
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Social Change and Friends of Liberty
Social Change and Friends of Liberty
In the October, 1948, Partisan Review, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., wrote, "I see no obstacle to the gradual advance of socialism in the United States through a series of New Deals."
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Survival Values
Survival Values
I will focus today on a topic none of you have ever heard me address before: sex. Right now, Washington, D.C. is experiencing two sex scandals which affect the party you have joined.
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A Tribute to Paul Weyrich
A Tribute to Paul Weyrich
Next to Ronald Reagan, no single person has achieved more to advance the cause of American conservatism than Paul Weyrich.
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The United States and Russia -- An Odd Couple of Friends
The United States and Russia -- An Odd Couple of Friends
On the face of it, Russia and the United States of America appear to have little in common.
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What’s the Real Nature of Conservative Politics?
What’s the Real Nature of Conservative Politics?
Political terms mean different things in different countries, and they mean different things in the same countries at different times.
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Why Jesse Helms is the Country's Favorite Conservative Senator
Why Jesse Helms is the Country's Favorite Conservative Senator
Why has Sen. Jesse Helms for so long been our country's very favorite conservative senator? Let me count the reasons:
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