How His Legacy Lives On: Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004)

Ronald Reagan utterly remade the American political landscape. Even Bill Clinton, as adroit a politician as America has known, had to conduct his entire presidency in the confined political space in which Reagan placed him. It was because of Reagan that Clinton had to promise to end welfare as we know it. It was because of Reagan that he spoke the fateful line, "The era of Big Government is over."

As it happens, it wasn't overmore on that laterbut make no mistake, what Reagan brought forth was a revolution all the same. Like the Civil War and the New Deal, the...

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