According to the prominent Republican think tank the Heritage Foundation, Reagan would challenge us to listen to Sean Hannity and Laura Ingram.  He would pose tough analytical questions for our times, such as, “What did Reagan do to protect America? (1) Pulled all U.S. troops out of other countries; (2) Spent what it took to rebuild our military; (3) Relied on the United Nations to secure global peace”?

For a long time, I thought that there must be plenty of intelligent aspects of American conservatism and Reagan’s presidency.  I figured it was my fault for failing to inform myself about those.  After all, weren’t they treated reverently in the media, and didn’t millions vote for Reagan?  I’m no longer quite sure that that was the case.


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