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1. Was Reagan a Dummy?

1. Was Reagan a Dummy?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365586
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10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0001
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‘Was Reagan a dummy?’ asks whether the popular view of Reagan as unintelligent is just. Reagan was born in the Mid West, and attended Eureka College, where he discovered acting. A career in ... More
4. Was there, in Fact, a Reagan Revolution?

4. Was there, in Fact, a Reagan Revolution?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365586
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10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0004
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‘Was there, in fact, a Reagan revolution?’ asks whether Reagan's time in office corresponded with a great shift in political direction. Reagan understood that presidential power was limited ... More
5. Did the Democrats Fiddle as the Reaganauts Conquered Washington?

5. Did the Democrats Fiddle as the Reaganauts Conquered Washington?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365586
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0005
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‘Did the Democrats fiddle as the Reaganauts conquered Washington?’ documents the actions of the Democratic party during the Reagan administration. In 1981 Democrats criticized Reagan on the ... More
The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Gil Troy

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365586
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10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.001.0001
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9780195317107
Nearly two decades after that 1989 speech, debate continues to rage over just how revolutionary those Reagan years were. The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction identifies and ... More
2. Do Americans Like their Government Big—or Small?

2. Do Americans Like their Government Big—or Small?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365586
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10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0002
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9780195317107
‘Do Americans like their government big — or small?’ explores historical American attitudes to big government. Reagan interpreted his 1980 election win as a mandate for revolution, but the ... More
3. Was there a Call for a Reagan Revolution (or What happened to the Great Society)?

3. Was there a Call for a Reagan Revolution (or What happened to the Great Society)?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365586
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0003
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9780195317107
‘Was there a call for a Reagan revolution (or what happened to the Great Society)?’ charts Ronald Reagan's journey to the White House. In the 1960s 40 million Americans lived below the ... More
8. When did the Reagan Revolution End?

8. When did the Reagan Revolution End?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365586
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0008
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9780195317107
‘When did the Reagan revolution end?’ explores Reagan's legacy. Most presidents are eulogized by all parties in death, but Reagan was particularly highly praised, perhaps because his ... More

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