Reagan Presidency

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742534155
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 0.56 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 2 Elections and Achievement: Campaigning and Governing in the Reagan Era 3 Ronald Reagan and Economic Policy 4 The Origins And Meaning Of Reagan's Cold War 5 The Conscience of a President: Ronald Reagan and Abortion 6 Reagan and the Courts 7 Ronald Reagan, Iran-Contra, And Presidential Power 8 Ronald Reagan and the Rebuilding of the Symbolic Presidency 9 The Other Reagan Revolution:Managing the Departments 10 The Great Composer: A Behind the Scenes Look at Ronald Reagan's Rhetorical Symphony 11 Religious Reagan: The Role of Faith in Reagan's Presidency and Attack on Communism 12 The Six-Year War: Intelligence Oversight in the Reagan Years

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