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The State of the Union message heralds a "second American Revolution"

Pundits and political phrasemakers have used the term Reagan Revolution for years as shorthand for the policy goals set early in the Administration. Last week, without significantly changing his objectives, Reagan decided to rename the cause. In his annual State of the Union address to Congress and the nation, in which he clearly hoped to set the agenda for his final term in elective office, Reagan hailed the dawning of a "second American Revolution of hope and opportunity." In rhetoric that was almost flamboyantly rhapsodic, the President described his vision as "a revolution carrying us to new heights of progress by...

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