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 if he left workplace approximately two decades in the past, Ronald Reagan is still a effective image for the conservative flow. The Bush management often invokes his legacy because it formulates and promotes its financial, family, and overseas guidelines. 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, monetary rectitude, and unqualified luck in facing overseas threats. yet how a lot of the Reagan legacy is predicated on truth, how a lot on idealized fantasy? And what are the explanations - political and another way - at the back of the mythmaking? "Deconstructing Reagan" is an engaging examine of the interaction of politics and reminiscence relating our 40th president. whereas giving credits the place credits is due, the authors scrutinize key facets of the Reagan legacy and the conservative mythology that surrounds it.

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