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Reckoning With Reagan : America and Its President in the 1980s - 92 edition

by Michael Schaller

Reckoning With Reagan : America and Its President in the 1980s (ISBN10: 0195090497; ISBN13: 9780195090499)
ISBN13: 978-0195090499
ISBN10: 0195090497

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0195069150
ISBN10: 0195069153

Summary: A professor of history offers an illuminating look at Reaganism as an American phenomenon. Schaller shows how Reagan created an illusion of national prosperity and global power when these were in fact declining, and he examines Reaganomics, the rise of political Christianity, the war on drugs, relations with the Soviet Union, and more. At the height of Ronald Reagan's popularity in July 1986, Time magazine wrote glowingly of how he had "found America's sw ...show moreeet spot." Reagan seemed a "magician who carries a bright, ideal America like a holograph in his mind and projects its image in the air." Not since journalist Theodore White rhapsodized about "Camelot" in the wake of John F. Kennedy's assassination had a president been spoken of so reverently. Indeed, Reagan seemed to know just what America wanted to hear. In the 1980 campaign, energized by Jimmy Carter's problems, the Republican nominee downplayed his own conservative economic and social ideas to call for a restoration of national strength and pride. Reagan pledged to bring Americans a "little good news" and during the next eight years, through recession and recovery, cold war and detente, success and scandal, he forged a powerful bond with the public. His popularity appeared so unrelated to actual achievements and so undiminished by failure that Colorado Representative Pat Schroeder dubbed him the "teflon president." While much has been written about the Reagan presidency by insiders and journalists, Reckoning with Reagan is the first historian's account of the period, providing a brief but comprehensive and non-polemical overview of what exactly took place while Reagan was in charge. Michael Schaller presents a lively account of the Reagan years, analyzing the origins and consequences of the Reagan administration's domestic and foreign policies, and weighing the former president's great personal and political popularity against the effects of his economic, social, diplomatic, and strategic decisions. Showing how an illusion of national strength, prosperity, and global power was created at a time when these were in fact declining, Schaller discusses all aspects of the Reagan revolution, including Reaganomics, the rise of political Christianity, the drug war, changes in the American family, relations with the Soviet Union, terrorism, and the The author focuses on Ronald Reagan's "eight years in the White House. The introductory chapter . . . reviews his early years, political career, ideology, and election in 1980. Subsequent chapters describe Reagan's domestic program, selected events and social developments during the 1980s, various regulatory issues (and scandals), foreign and defense policy, the Iran-Contra imbroglio, and Reagan's negotiations with Gorbachev leading to the end of the Cold War." (Choice) Bibliography. Index. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 92
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 08/28/1994
International: No



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