At the Atlas Network, we believe the right "climate of ideas" will produce peace and prosperity. As a journalist and public intellectual, Deroy Murdock has learned firsthand the importance of developing leaders who are well versed in the ideas of liberty and trained to turn those ideas into real political victories.

Deroy will discuss specific examples with you, such as Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick, Sen. Jeff Flake (R - Arizona), and Rep. Gary Palmer (R - Alabama). These folks have been leaders of Atlas Network partner organizations. Indeed, Governor Matt Bevin (R - Kentucky) got elected last fall in large part because of the "climate of ideas" generated by Bluegrass Institute. Rudy Giuliani was elected and thrived as mayor of New York City largely because of the "climate of ideas" created by Manhattan Institute. 

Lots of people pine for a leader like Ronald Reagan, who thought through his free-market philosophy and how best to communicate its principles. But, of course, Reagan had his intellectual influences, too -- among them, the Foundation for Economic Education. Likewise, the Institute of Economic Affairs in London played a large role in the triumphs of Margaret Thatcher.

What does all of this mean to you? Our partners hatch good ideas and, sometimes, good people use the skills and leadership they learn to become true public servants: winning candidates, principled officials, and effective decision makers. 

Deroy Murdock will join you to discuss the critical role that think tanks play in developing these leaders and how together we are rolling back the tide of big government.

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New York political commentor Deroy Murdock is a Fox News Contributor, a Media Fellow with the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University, and a Senior Fellow with the Atlas Network, which supports and connects some 476 free-market think tanks in the USA and 95 countries world-wide.

Mr. Murdock’s weekly column — “This Opinion Just In…” — appears in the New York Post, The Washington Times, the Boston Herald, The San Francisco Examiner, and other newspapers across America. He has been a frequent guest on CNBC, CNN, C-Span, MSNBC, and other TV and radio outlets.

As a popular public speaker, he has lectured or debated at the Cato Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations; Harvard Medical School, the Heritage Foundation; the National Academy of Sciences; Dartmouth, Stanford, and Tulane universities; and various fora, from Bogotá to Buenos Aires to Budapest. He is a native of Los Angeles, a graduate of Georgetown University, and a resident of Manhattan, where he earned an MBA from New York University. His program included a semester of study at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Deroy Murdock hopes that someday the free society will bring him — and every American — more leisure time to experience fine dining, motion pictures, skiing, live music, and the priceless joys of friends, family, and loved ones.