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The man who sold the world : Ronald Reagan and the betrayal of Main Street America

Author: William Kleinknecht
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since Ronald Reagan left office--and particularly after his death--his shadow has loomed large over American politics: Republicans and many Democrats have waxed nostalgic, extolling the Republican tradition he embodied, the optimism he espoused, and his abilities as a communicator. This carefully calibrated image is complete fiction, argues journalist William Kleinknecht. The Reagan presidency was epoch-shattering,  Read more...
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Named Person: Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Kleinknecht
ISBN: 9781568584102 1568584105 9781568584423 1568584423
OCLC Number: 246893612
Description: xxvii, 317 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Forgotten roots --
Two views of America --
The invasion --
Year zero --
The looting of America --
Merger mania --
The effluvia of commerce --
The spoils of revolution --
The great enabler --
"The man with the badge" --
The second-rate society.
Responsibility: William Kleinknecht.

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Explores middle America and shows how Reaganism put the poor and working class back on the margins of everything except the basest popular culture. This book deals with Ronald Reagan's place in  Read more...

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