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Liberals on Reagan

Andrew Sullivan runs a series of quotes from Liberals in the 1980’s (Strobe Talbott, John Kerry, Anthony Lewis, et al) on Ronald Reagan. You would think they would be embarrased, but they’re not. I love this from Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.: "A few years from now, I believe, Reaganism will seem a weird and improbable memory, a strange interlude of national hallucination, rather as the McCarthyism of the early 1950s and the youth rebellion of the late 1960s appear to us today." - Arthur "Always Wrong" Schlesinger, Washington Post, May 1, 1988.

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Last night, PBS ran the Reagan "American Experience". It was interesting in that it refreshed my recollection about how liberal elites, the Left and many soft-headed Europeans hated and feared Reagan. It is similar to what Bush is experiencing right now. Reagan was called an idiot, a captive of the religious right, a cowboy and a warmonger.

I heard Meet the Press last Sunday and that plagiarist Doris Kearns Goodwin stateds that nobody back then really hated Reagan. I almost barfed when I heard that bit of revisionism.

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