Rich Lowry reviews Paul Lettows Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and finds it good. Lettow tells the good story of Reagans seriousness and--contra all his advisors--pushed on with his views and, in the end Reagan
wanted to do away with nuclear weapons entirely, perhaps because he thought the biblical story of Armageddon foretold a nuclear war. He believed that the Soviet economy would buckle under the pressure of stiff competition in the arms race. And he supported missile defense as a technological and moral alternative to the doctrine of mutually assured destruction.