The Reagan Team

Some are leaving, others are changing jobs, but they still proudly call themselves Reaganauts

Every President is heavily dependent for his success on the quality of the men and women he selects to fill the most important posts in his Cabinet and on his White House staff. In the Reagan Administration, that dependency has taken a quantum leap. By temperament and managerial choice, Ronald Reagan usually is content to chart the broadest philosophical directions for his Government and leave not only the details but much of the substantive content of policy to be developed by his advisers. When they disagree, he generally relies on them to work out a compromise among themselves; he chooses between...

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