The Reagan Presidency: Assessing the Man and His Legacy

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Paul Kengor, Peter Schweizer
Rowman & Littlefield, 2005 - 238 pages
While some laud Ronald Reagan as the president who won the Cold War, restored morale, and encouraged economic growth, others criticize him for record national debt and label him as a detached chief executive. Since he left office in 1989, both scholars and the public have intensely debated what the Reagan years meant for the United States and the world. In this important new volume, editors Paul Kengor and Peter Schweizer bring together original essays from leading scholars who examine topics as varied as Iran Contra, abortion, the Cold War, governmental management, and economic policy. Through critical analysis, these essays seek a better understanding of Ronald Reagan, his policies, and his lasting legacy. This balanced and accessible book is ideal for everyone interested in the American presidency, American Government, and U.S. political theory.

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Introduction
1
Elections and Achievement Campaigning and Governing in the Reagan Era
5
Ronald Reagan and Economic Policy
25
The Origins and Meaning of Reagans Cold War
47
The Conscience of a President Ronald Reagan and Abortion
71
Reagan and the Courts
93
Ronald Reagan IranContra and Presidential Power
115
Ronald Reagan and the Rebuilding of the Symbolic Presidency
131
The Other Reagan Revolution Managing the Departments
147
The Great Composer A Behind the Scenes Look at Ronald Reagans Rhetorical Symphony
167
Religious Reagan The Role of Faith in Reagans Presidency and Attack on Communism
181
The SixYear War Intelligence Oversight in the Reagan Years
201
Index
231
About the Contributors
235
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Paul Kengor is associate professor of political science at Grove City College.
Peter Schweizer is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

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