Ronald Reagan by John Patrick Diggins audiobook

Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom, and the Making of History

By John Patrick Diggins
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Following his departure from office, Ronald Reagan was marginalized from public interest. But like Lincoln, who was also attacked for decades after his death, Reagan deserves to be regarded as one of our greatest presidents, an exemplar of true conservative values. In this bold and philosophical reevaluation, Diggins reveals that Reagan was a far more active and sophisticated president than we ever knew. His negotiations with Mikhail Gorbachev and his opposition to foreign interventions demonstrate that he was not a rigid hawk. In his pursuit of Emersonian ideals and distrust of big government, he was an open-minded libertarian, combining a reverence for America’s hallowed historical traditions with an implacable faith in the limitless opportunities of the future.

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Summary

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Following his departure from office, Ronald Reagan was marginalized from public interest. But like Lincoln, who was also attacked for decades after his death, Reagan deserves to be regarded as one of our greatest presidents, an exemplar of true conservative values.

In this bold and philosophical reevaluation, Diggins reveals that Reagan was a far more active and sophisticated president than we ever knew. His negotiations with Mikhail Gorbachev and his opposition to foreign interventions demonstrate that he was not a rigid hawk. In his pursuit of Emersonian ideals and distrust of big government, he was an open-minded libertarian, combining a reverence for America’s hallowed historical traditions with an implacable faith in the limitless opportunities of the future.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Diggins does a superb job of tracing Reagan’s intellectual development from old school New Dealer to thoughtful, Emersonian libertarian, and also firmly establishes Reagan’s credentials as a major architect of communism’s final collapse.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A significant book…Diggins holds that Reagan needs serious attention from intellectual historians.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: John Patrick Diggins

Author Bio: John Patrick Diggins

John Patrick Diggins is the author of The Rise and Fall of the American LeftThe Proud Decades: 1941–1960, and biographies of John Adams and Max Weber. He is a distinguished professor of history at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 16.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English