Amity Shlaes


Amity Shlaes chairs the board of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, a foundation which is based at the birthplace of the thirtieth president in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, with an office in the Georgetown area of Washington, D.C. The Coolidge Foundation is the sponsor of the popular Coolidge Scholarship, a full college scholarship for academic merit, and the Coolidge Senators program, which exposes gifted students the values of President Coolidge.  Her newest book is The Great Society: A New History (November, 2019, Harper Collins).  Miss Shlaes is the author of five previous books, four of which are New York Times bestsellers: Germany: The Empire WithinThe Greedy Hand: Why Taxes Drive Americans CrazyThe Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great DepressionCoolidge, and The Forgotten Man/Graphic. She was a syndicated columnist for ten years, first at the Financial Times, then Bloomberg. Before that, she served as an editorial board member of The Wall Street Journal. Over the decades she has published in periodicals including The New Republic, The New Yorker, the Spectator of London, The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and National Review.  For the past five years she has chaired the jury of the Hayek Prize, the Manhattan Institute’s book prize. She also serves as presidential scholar at the King’s College in New York.

Recent episodes featuring Amity Shlaes

Episode #165 | July 31, 2020

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