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20 Feb 2010

Powell’s Books – Tear Down This Myth How the Reagan Legacy Has Distorted Our Politics and Haunts Our Future by Will Bunch

It s interesting Reagan s reputation has risen with both the public and historians the further we get in memory from his actual presidency which I think is a huge tribute to both the myth-making machinery created by the likes of Grover Norquist and the mainstream media s willingness to embrace the myth. For example, in March 1990, some 13 months after Reagan left the Oval Office, Reagan s popularity (59 percent) had dipped below that of Jimmy Carter (62 percent). Two major surveys of historians in the mid-1990s rated Reagan s presidency as below average, not one of the all-time greats.
It s interesting Reagan s reputation has risen with both the public and historians the further we get in memory from his...
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