Reading about Reagan's life now that he is dead

It’s nearly impossible this week to escape the stories about Reagan’s life. Two I’m reading and listen to today stand out. The first is a slate article about the how of Reagan’s winning the cold war. It talks about the mix of his hawk and disarmament policies and the extreme luck of having Mikhail Gorbachev as his opposite. The second is a NPR Morning Edition peice about how Reagan used far from factual anecdotes and rhetoric to deflect criticisms or make policy points. The points are told by Evan Cornog the author of “The Power and the Story.”

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