Learning from a Master: Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004)

I learned about principle, I learned about kindness, I learned about humor. Ronald Reagan was unfailingly courteous to the people around him, thoughtful to the little guy, the elevator operator, the butler at the White House." George H.W. Bush is calling up memories from his years as Reagan's political mate, Vice President and friend, a huge and profound segment of Bush's crowded adult life. Yet the only Reagan movie he could remember seeing was the football classic Knute Rockne--All American, in which Reagan starred as the legendary George Gipp (the Gipper) of Notre Dame.

Bush shapes a private picture of a...

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