Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom, and the Making of History
Following his departure from office, Ronald Reagan was marginalized thanks to liberal biases that dominate the teaching of American history, says John Patrick Diggins. Yet Reagan, like Lincoln (who was also attacked for decades after his death), deserves to be regarded as one of our three or four greatest presidents. Reagan was far more active a president and far more sophisticated than we ever knew. His negotiations with Mikhail Gorbachev and his opposition to foreign interventions demonstrate that he was not a rigid hawk. And in his pursuit of Emersonian ideals in his distrust of big government, he was the most open-minded libertarian president the country has ever had; combining a reverence for America's hallowed historical traditions with an implacable faith in the limitless opportunities of the future. This is a revealing portrait of great character, a book that reveals the fortieth president to be an exemplar of the truest conservative values.
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Review: Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom, and the Making of HistoryUser Review - Colin - Goodreads
Diggins accomplishes an impressive feat--he manages to be critical of Reagan's faults while simultaneously making the argument for his remarkable role in ending the cold war without an actual war ... Read full review
Review: Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom, and the Making of HistoryUser Review - Sean - Goodreads
The author makes an interesting argument. His thesis is that Reagan's political philosophy was more akin to liberalism than conservatism. He writes: "James Madison told Americans that government is ... Read full review
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