Election '84: The Shaping of the Presidency 1984

The author of the Making of the President series, one of the foremost experts on U.S. politics, examines the surging forces that not only helped re-elect Ronald Reagan but mil play a major role in determining the outcome of the next campaign for America's highest office

Every American election presents history with a puzzle; and this issue of TIME opens with the solution to a part of the puzzle. We now know that Ronald Reagan has been reelected. But the larger part of the puzzle is left to solve: How does this election fit into the longer story of American...

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