The Ronald W. Reagan Society at Eureka College strives to advance the leadership legacy of America’s 40th president.
I’m honored to have recently spoken at the Society’s annual celebration of the anniversary of President Reagan’s birthday.
Leadership matters. Adolf Hitler’s accession to the chancellorship of Germany on 30 January 1933 is a stark, tragic reminder why.
He assumed office following partisan parliamentary maneuvering intended to clarify governance in the aftermath of inconclusive electoral results.
His rise to power was made possible by an improbable confluence of contingencies.
One thing is clear: spectacular failures of leadership, symbolized by the ill-fated Weimar Republic, threw the doors open for the Nazi regime.
Hitler promised a reset, built on the foundation of his twisted “leadership principle.”