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John Rothmann: Looking Back-Summary of World Affairs in 2018
John F. Rothmann is a renowned radio talk show host, popular lecturer and political and foreign policy consultant. A frequent lecturer on American politics and the presidency, Rothmann has also been involved in a broad variety of political campaigns on the national, state and local levels. Presidential scholar Richard Norton Smith, in his book Thomas E. Dewey and the Making of the Modern Republican Party (Simon and Schuster, 1982) calls Rothmann "a scholar of modern Republicanism." Historian Roger Morris in his biography, Richard Millhous Nixon-The Rise of An American Politician (Henry Holt, 1990) acknowledges Rothmann "for his unique insights, and in particular for rare and crucial materials . . ." He has been on the faculty of the Fromm Institute at the University of San Francisco since 2004. Rothmann is the co-author of two highly acclaimed books, Icon of Evil-Hitler's Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam (Random House, 2008) and Harold E. Stassen: The Life and Perennial Candidacy of the Progressive Republican (McFarland, 2013). He was a consultant on the Collins published books, The Jews in America, A Day in the Life of Israel and Jerusalem in the Shadow of Heaven. Rothmann's personal library of 15,000 volumes is widely recognized as one of the finest libraries of American political history and biography in the United States. Scholars, graduate students and authors in the process of research frequently access his extensive collection. In his book, Senator for Sale: An Unauthorized Biography of Senator Bob Dole (St. Martin's Press, 1995), author Stanley Hilton who was former Senate Counsel to Senator Dole acknowledges that "special appreciation goes to John F. Rothmann, a peerless scholar of the Republican Party, who provided invaluable insights and whose immese library of fifteen thousand volumes on politics and history was a great resource." Rothmann has spoken on more than 150 college and university campuses throughout the United States and Canada and delivered the Baccalaureate address at the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs. We are very fortunate that he makes time each year to address ERT members.

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