Letters: Assessing Reagan

In "Putting the Presidency Back to Work" ((NATION, Nov. 23)), you say the "Iran-contra mess, the stock-market crash and the inability to pick a Supreme Court nominee capable of being confirmed by the Senate have threatened to add Ronald Reagan to the list of 20th century presidential failures." Are you serious? Here is a President who has been able to bring about a domestic- policy revolution: the top tax rate is down from 70% to 28%, inflation has been licked, and the economy has galloped ahead at a record pace for 59 months.

In foreign policy, the Soviet Union has been...