Category Archives: Ronald Reagan

Was Jack Kemp More Courageous Than Ronald Reagan in Mississippi?

I was reading Russell Moore’s “What I’m Reading” this morning.  One of the books that Moore listed was Jack Kemp: The Bleeding Heart Conservative Who Changed America, which was written by Morton Kondracke and Fred Barnes (the Beltway Boys).  Jack … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Keynes Hayek, by Nicholas Wapshott

Nicholas Wapshott.  Keynes Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics.  New York and London: W.W. Norton and Company, 2011.  See here to buy the book. John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek were economists who profoundly impacted the twentieth century, and … Continue reading

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James Brady

James Brady has passed on.  Brady was President Ronald Reagan’s press secretary, who was paralyzed as a result of John Hinkley’s assassination attempt on the President.  Brady and his wife, Sarah, became activists for gun control. I watched a movie … Continue reading

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Ralph Waite

Ralph Waite, who played the dad on The Waltons, has passed on.  I was also interested to learn that he had roles on Days of Our Lives (as a priest) and Bones (as Booth’s grandfather).  And, of course, he was … Continue reading

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The Final Days 4

In this post, I’ll share a couple of passages from The Final Days, by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, as well as a passage in Richard Reeves’ President Nixon: Alone in the White House.  The topic is Richard Nixon’s introversion … Continue reading

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Reagan and South Africa

I was watching ABC This Week this afternoon.  (It’s on in the morning, but I tape it while I am at church, then I watch it in the afternoon.)  The topic at the beginning of the episode was Nelson Mandela, … Continue reading

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Real Peace, by Richard Nixon

I read Richard Nixon’s 1983 book, Real Peace.  This book overlapped in areas with the last foreign policy book by Nixon that I read, 1999: Victory Without War.  There were three things in Real Peace that particularly stood out to … Continue reading

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