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By Kyle Longley,Jeremy Mayer,Michael Schaller,John W. Sloan

ISBN-10: 0765615908

ISBN-13: 9780765615909

ISBN-10: 0765615916

ISBN-13: 9780765615916

even though he left workplace approximately two decades in the past, Ronald Reagan continues to be a powerful image for the conservative flow. The Bush management usually invokes his legacy because it formulates and promotes its economic, household, and international rules. His identify is watchword for campus conservatives who regard him in a manner that borders on hero worship. Conservative media pundits frequently equate the time period "Reagan-esque" with own honor, financial rectitude, and unqualified luck in facing international threats. yet how a lot of the Reagan legacy relies on truth, how a lot on idealized fantasy? And what are the explanations - political and differently - at the back of the mythmaking? "Deconstructing Reagan" is an engaging research of the interaction of politics and reminiscence referring to our 40th president. whereas giving credits the place credits is due, the authors scrutinize key elements of the Reagan legacy and the conservative mythology that surrounds it.

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