The Bradley Foundation honors Heritage Foundation president Ed Feulner

posted at 7:24 pm on April 10, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Heritage Foundation president Ed Feulner is one of this year’s winners of The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation’s prestigious Bradley Prize for outstanding achievement, the conservative think tank announced today.

“Ed Feulner has elevated the influence of conservative research institutions,” Michael W. Grebe, the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation’s president and chief executive officer, said in the announcement. “Under his guidance, The Heritage Foundation has become a bastion of ideas that are an integral part of the national conversation and have shaped public policy.”

In 1973, Feulner co-founded Heritage as a rapid-response policy research institute, hoping to fill a need on Capitol Hill for reliable information and analysis to advance conservative ideas – a shortcoming he’d identified as a congressional aide. He has nurtured the think tank’s growth in expertise, influence and rapidity of response since 1977, when he became Heritage’s president. …

The Bradley Prizes formally recognize individuals of “extraordinary talent and dedication who have made contributions of excellence” consistent with the mission of the Bradley Foundation. Up to four prizes are awarded annually to “innovative thinkers and practitioners whose achievements strengthen the legacy of the Bradley brothers and the ideas to which they were committed.”

A nine-member selection committee considered nominations from more than 200 prominent Americans before choosing Feulner and three other winners. Among those on the panel: previous prize recipients Robert P. George, Alan Charles Kors, Charles Krauthammer, Shelby Steele and George F. Will.

As a Heritage alumna who owes more than I can possibly say to my time there, I found this news impossible not to share. Incidentally, the announcement comes as I am just four essays shy of finishing Dr. Feulner’s book The March of Freedom, an incredible anthology of essays from some of the most brilliant founders of the modern conservative movement. One by one, the essayists have moved and motivated me, resonating with me not because they tell me what I want to hear (often, they don’t) but because they accurately describe human nature and propose that we order society in a way that takes that human nature into account. I whole-heartedly recommend it — especially to my fellow millennials. Because we didn’t live when communism was ascendant around the globe, we also didn’t have the opportunity to witness firsthand its attendant horrors. Unfortunately, the twentieth century didn’t really lay the specters of communism and socialism to rest once and for all — but the turn of the millennium did in effect bury much of the best evidence against them. We who have grappled only with a seemingly impotent form of democratic socialism and with an at-times unappealingly acquisitive democratic capitalism are not always alive to the consequences of the ideas we consider. March of Freedom brings those ideas — both the cherished ideals of the left and the right — alive. May the occasion of Dr. Feulner’s recognition as an individual of “extraordinary talent and dedication” also be an invitation to my peers to discover his many important contributions to conservative thought, starting with his meticulous and magnificent curation of the thoughts of other conservatives in March of Freedom.


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So what has he done for us lately?

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:28 PM

CK and George Will?

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Can they take those prizes back?

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

March of Freedom…required reading for Hot Air?

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Conservative think tanks…need to shout!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:32 PM

You guys are going to get me in trouble!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Ok! We know Rick split! Get over here!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Sarah isn’t going to run….there will be more threads though…come here!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:34 PM

So what if his picture isn’t as foxy as my girls!
Help!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:35 PM

This is not funny!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Bishop has guns!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Bakers dozen?

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Yep!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Now I’m going to have to read the book!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Now, you’re being mean!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:38 PM

I’m going to threaten to stay home for this election!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Krap!…That didn’t even work!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Calm down Koolaid. You are not alone :-)

uncommon sense on April 10, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Lobotomy4life?
Oh wait!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Calm down Koolaid. You are not alone :-)

uncommon sense on April 10, 2012 at 7:39 PM

….Thanks! I thought the world ended when Santy dropped out!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:41 PM

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:40 PM

OK…

… We had our fun!

:)

Seven Percent Solution on April 10, 2012 at 7:42 PM

So, if you comment on a thread and nobody is there to read, does the keyboard make a sound?

uncommon sense on April 10, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Now that’s entertainment!

squint on April 10, 2012 at 7:43 PM

If Ed Feulner was better looking…this would have never happened!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:43 PM

If Ed Feulner was better looking…this would have never happened!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Ed who, now?

squint on April 10, 2012 at 7:49 PM

So, if you comment on a thread and nobody is there to read, does the keyboard make a sound?

uncommon sense on April 10, 2012 at 7:42 PM

…no!…but there’s a bunch of people tapping you on the back!…and you feel a shoe in an inappropriate place!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Rotflmao!

uncommon sense on April 10, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Ed who, now?

squint on April 10, 2012 at 7:49 PM

…yeah I know! I always heard of the Heritage foundation taking the lead in the 80′s and 90′s…but haven’t heard much about them in the last decade or so.

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Seventeen straight posts? Are you kidding me?

Anyhoo, Cheney looks a lot healthier in that photo.

John the Libertarian on April 10, 2012 at 7:56 PM

I still like some of their reports, but Cato seems to be more recognized now.

uncommon sense on April 10, 2012 at 7:59 PM

KOOLAID2, I was laughing too hard to post anything. Bravo!

Fallon on April 10, 2012 at 8:02 PM

…yeah I know! I always heard of the Heritage foundation taking the lead in the 80′s and 90′s…but haven’t heard much about them in the last decade or so.

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Last I heard, Heritage is a conservative “think-tank”. I guess you don’t get much press sitting around and thinking.

On a lighter note, did you hear what happened when the left tried opening their own think-tank? The place exploded five minutes in, and none of their “thinkers” survived the experience.

squint on April 10, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Yep!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Now I’m going to have to read the book!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Now, you’re being mean!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:38 PM

I’m going to threaten to stay home for this election!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Hello
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can here me.
Is there anyone home?

msupertas on April 10, 2012 at 8:30 PM

msupertas on April 10, 2012 at 8:30 PM

…the lights were on….no one was home!
(:>)

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Sounds like most of the people making comments here have only heard of the far left Brookings Institute. Wake up, smell the coffee and don’t let the easily led MSM run your life. Mr. Ed Feulner well deserves that award twice over.

savage24 on April 10, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Give the award to KOOLAID2 instead.

22044 on April 10, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Just one of many reasons why control of the GOP is in the hands of the “moderates”, i.e. RINOs. Does anyone even know what the definition of Conservative is any longer? The GOP proclaims all Republicans Conservative regardless of how they vote and the DNC labels all not die hard Marxists as Conservatives. Can a term mean whatever any person or group wants it to mean at any given moment and still have any relevance?

aposematic on April 11, 2012 at 9:31 AM

msupertas on April 10, 2012 at 8:30 PM

lolz..You shouldn’t have done that..:)

Dire Straits on April 12, 2012 at 1:58 AM

msupertas on April 10, 2012 at 8:30 PM

lolz..You shouldn’t have done that..:)

Dire Straits on April 12, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Sorry! Wrong thread..My bad!..Please forgive me..:)

Dire Straits on April 12, 2012 at 2:04 AM