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Ronald Reagan: How an 'Amiable Dunce' Changed America
Gresham College - Gresham College
Ronald Reagan saw it as his task to restore American self-confidence following the policy failures of the 1970's.Charismatic, and a master of the media, he was the first president since the 1920's to come to power with an explicitly conservative ideology. Did he succeed in implementing it, or was the 'Reagan revolution' nothing more than smoke and mirrors?Professor Vernon Bogdanor discusses the politics and priorities of Reagan's presidency, and explores their lasting impact on the American political landscape.