Deconstructing Reagan: Conservative Mythology and America's Fortieth President

Deconstructing Reagan: Conservative Mythology and America's Fortieth President

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


even supposing he left workplace approximately twenty years in the past, Ronald Reagan is still a powerful image for the conservative circulation. The Bush management often invokes his legacy because it formulates and promotes its monetary, household, and international regulations. His identify is watchword for campus conservatives who regard him in a manner that borders on hero worship. Conservative media pundits usually 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 is predicated on truth, how a lot on idealized delusion? And what are the explanations - political and another way - in 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 points of the Reagan legacy and the conservative mythology that surrounds it.

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