Author Amity Shlaes had heartening words for conservatives when she spoke at a Civitas event this fall.
As the biographer of Calvin Coolidge, Miss Shlaes knew he had faced social upheaval, powerful opposition groups, and economic trouble. Yet he faced down the police unions, actually cut Washington spending, and freed up the creative energies of the American people, ushering in years of prosperity and peace. Hearing how he did it will provide us with valuable lessons for today. Here she tells part of Coolidge’s story: