In this important new volume, editors Paul Kengor and Peter Schweizer bring together original essays from leading scholars who examine topics as varied as Iran Contra, abortion, the Cold War, governmental management, and economic policy. Through critical analysis, these essays seek a better understanding of Ronald Reagan, his policies, and his lasting legacy.
Paul Kengor is associate professor of political science at Grove City College. Peter Schweizer is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
1 Introduction 2 Elections and Achievement: Campaigning and Governing in the Reagan Era 3 Ronald Reagan and Economic Policy 4 The Origins And Meaning Of Reagan's Cold War 5 The Conscience of a President: Ronald Reagan and Abortion 6 Reagan and the Courts 7 Ronald Reagan, Iran-Contra, And Presidential Power 8 Ronald Reagan and the Rebuilding of the Symbolic Presidency 9 The Other Reagan Revolution:Managing the Departments 10 The Great Composer: A Behind the Scenes Look at Ronald Reagan's Rhetorical Symphony 11 Religious Reagan: The Role of Faith in Reagan's Presidency and Attack on Communism 12 The Six-Year War: Intelligence Oversight in the Reagan Years