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Author Longley, Kyle.

Title Deconstructing Reagan
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (169 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction: American Conservatism; 1. Reagan and the Cold War; 2. The Economic Costs of Reagan Mythology; 3. Reagan and Race: Prophet of Color Blindness, Baiter of the Backlash; 4. When Character Was King? Ronald Reagan and the Issues of Ethics and Morality; Epilogue: Contemporary Politics and the Myths of Reagan; Notes; About the Authors; Index
Summary Although he left office nearly 20 years ago, Ronald Reagan remains a potent symbol for the conservative movement. The Bush administration frequently invokes his legacy as it formulates and promotes its fiscal, domestic, and foreign policies. His name is watchword for campus conservatives who regard him in a way that borders on hero worship. Conservative media pundits often equate the term ""Reagan-esque"" with personal honor, fiscal rectitude, and unqualified success in dealing with foreign threats. But how much of the Reagan legacy is based on fact, how much on idealized myth? And what are th
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Form Electronic book
Author Mayer, Jeremy
Schaller, Michael
Sloan, John W.
ISBN 1317473248