An icon of the twentieth century, Ronald Reagan has earned a place among the most popular and successful U.S. presidents. In this compelling firsthand account of Reagan's presidency, Peter J. Wallison, former White House Counsel to President Reagan, argues that Reagan took office with a fully developed public philosophy and strategy for governing that was unique among modern presidents. qI am not a great man, q Reagan once said, qjust committed to great ideas.q Wallison shows how Reagan's unyielding attachment to certain key ideas-communicated through his speeches-created a cohesive administration and revived the spirit of the nation. In Ronald Reagan, Wallison describes what it was like to be on Reagan's White House staff and how Reagan's attachment to principle produced both the best and worst days of his presidency. Updated with a new epilogue.He was prolife, antigun control, opposedto judicial activism. With this ideological outline in mind, White House staffers from assistants tothe president tosecretaries in the New Executive ... 3 As a candidate and aspresident, Reaganoutlined in radio commentary and speeches a set of principles and goals that wereanbsp;...
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