In Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Freedom, Andrew E. Busch goes beyond economic and foreign policies to examine Reagan's understanding of statesmanship. Busch analyzes Reagan's conscious attempt to strengthen the separation of powers, federalism, and traditional rhetoric, and his efforts to revive the notion of limited government in a Constitutional Republic. In this important new study, Busch concludes that Ronald Reagan's politics of freedom-found in his discourse, policy, and coalition-building-achieved significant successes in the 1980s and beyond.
Andrew E. Busch is associate professor of political science at the University of Denver. He is also the co-author of The Perfect Tie: The True Story of the 2000 Election with James Ceaser.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Reagan and American Political Discourse Chapter 3 Reagan and the Constitution Chapter 4 Reagan, American Political Institutions, and National Morale Chapter 5 Reagan, Economic Freedom, and the Economic Recovery Chapter 6 Reagan and the Rise and Fall of the Federal Deficit Chapter 7 Reagan and the (Partial) Recovery of Society Chapter 8 Reagan and the Cold War Chapter 9 Reagan, Coalition Building, and the Politics of Limited Government Chapter 10 Conclusion