Deconstructing Reagan: Conservative Mythology and

Deconstructing Reagan: Conservative Mythology and America's Fortieth President Although he left office nearlyyears 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 the reasons political and otherwise behind the mythmaking Deconstructing Reagan is a fascinating study of the interplay of politics and memory concerning our fortieth president While giving credit where credit is due, the authors scrutinize key aspects of the Reagan legacy and the conservative mythology that surrounds it


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10 thoughts on “Deconstructing Reagan: Conservative Mythology and America's Fortieth President

  1. Gregg Gregg says:

    Don t be misled by the title This easily digestible text argues that the myths that are being spun about Reagan are easily dissected and exposed, but it doesn t seek to demonize him or sacrifice him on the altar of neoconservativism or anything like that The writers present their case in four essays dealing with finely drawn parameters concerning the Reagan legacy economic policy, character, race racial issues and foreign policy They show, quite convincingly, that Reagan s policies


  2. E.H. Nolan E.H. Nolan says:

    Usually, when someone chooses to read a book about a president, it s because he or she particularly likes that president Why else would you read a whole book about him, right In this case, fans or critics of President Reagan will be pleased, so whether you liked or disliked his legacy, feel free to pick up Deconstructing Reagan.It s pretty short, for a political biography book, at 150 pages, and it s separated into four easy to read essays Two of the authors have written entire books about


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