Debating the Reagan Presidency

Debating the Reagan Presidency

by John Ehrman, Michael W. Flamm
     
 

The presidency of Ronald Reagan has become a Rorschach Test for politicians and citizens alike. Conservatives see the Reagan era as the high-water mark for their movement, in much the same way that many progressives view FDR's presidency as the pinnacle of liberalism. Liberals maintain that the rosy Reagan legacy is based largely on myth, and that in fact his eight

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Overview

The presidency of Ronald Reagan has become a Rorschach Test for politicians and citizens alike. Conservatives see the Reagan era as the high-water mark for their movement, in much the same way that many progressives view FDR's presidency as the pinnacle of liberalism. Liberals maintain that the rosy Reagan legacy is based largely on myth, and that in fact his eight years as president did serious harm to the country. This book gives due attention to the controversy surrounding the Reagan presidency, and will provide a balanced, objective view of the fortieth president's foreign and domestic policies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742561403
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/16/2009
Series:
Debating Twentieth-Century America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
945,430
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: Debating the Reagan Presidency: Domestic Politics and Issues
Chapter 1: Excerpts from Inaugural Address (January 20, 1981)
Chapter 2: Excerpts from Economic Report of the President (1985)
Chapter 3: Excerpt from Walter Mondale's Speech Accepting the Democratic nomination (July 19, 1984)
Chapter 4: Remarks Announcing the Nomination of Robert H. Bork To Be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (July 1, 1987)
Chapter 5: Excerpts from Nomination of Robert H. Bork to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate Opening Statement of Robert H. Bork (September 15, 1987)
Chapter 6: Excerpts from Farewell Address to the Nation (January 11, 1989)
Part II: The Reagan Presidency and Foreign Policy: Controversies and Legacies
Chapter 7: Address to the British Parliament (June 8, 1982)
Chapter 8: Address to the National Association of Evangelicals (March 8, 1983)
Chapter 9: Address to the Nation … on United States-Soviet Relations (January 16, 1984)
Chapter 10: Minutes, National Security Planning Group Meeting (June 25, 1984)
Chapter 11: Addresses by New York Governor Mario Cuomo and Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy at the Democratic National Convention (July 16–19, 1984)
Chapter 12: Report of the Tower Commission (February 26, 1987)
Chapter 13: Address to the Nation on Iran-Contra (March 4, 1987)
Chapter 14: Remarks at Moscow State University (May 31, 1988)
Chapter 15: Address to the United Nations by Mikhail Gorbachev (December 7, 1988)
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