Conservative Mythology and America's Fortieth President
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Deconstructing Reagan by Kyle Longley
Book DescriptionAlthough he left office nearly 20 years ago, Ronald Reagan remains a potent symbol for the conservative movement. The Bush administration frequently invokes his legacy as it formulates and promotes its fiscal, domestic, and foreign policies. His name is watchword for campus conservatives who regard him in a way that borders on hero worship. Conservative media pundits often equate the term "Reagan-esque" with personal honor, fiscal rectitude, and unqualified success in dealing with foreign threats. But how much of the Reagan legacy is based on fact, how much on idealized myth? And what are the reasons - political and otherwise - behind the mythmaking? "Deconstructing Reagan" is a fascinating study of the interplay of politics and memory concerning our fortieth president. While giving credit where credit is due, the authors scrutinize key aspects of the Reagan legacy and the conservative mythology that surrounds it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780765615916
(229mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Imprint: M.E. Sharpe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kyle Longley
Grunts, Hardback (August 2008)
Gives an approach to understanding the American combat soldier's experience in Vietnam. This work addresses many of the stereotypes of the Vietnam combat veteran that have been perpertrated in popular culture, and also considers how Vietnam veterans have been commemorated through memorials and other means, and how the veterans remember each other.
Deconstructing Reagan, Hardback (December 2006)
Although he left office, Ronald Reagan remains a potent symbol for the conservative movement. This work presents the study of the interplay of politics and memory concerning our fortieth president. It scrutinizes key aspects of the Reagan legacy and the conservative mythology that surrounds it.
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