Viewing enemy regimes as they are, not as we wish they were

Viewing enemy regimes as they are, not as we wish they were

By Peter Huessy / Gatestone Institute During his first press conference after taking office in January 1981, US President Ronald Reagan called détente a “one-way street that the Soviet Union has used to pursue its own aims.” Echoing this remark while addressing reporters later the same day, Secretary of State Alexander Haig said that the Soviets were the source of much support […]

Fred J. Eckert: ‘True Reagan’ book review

Fred J. Eckert: ‘True Reagan’ book review

TRUE REAGAN: WHAT MADE RONALD REAGAN GREAT AND WHY IT MATTERS By James Rosebush Center Street, $27, 288 pages “This is the book that Ronnie couldn’t write about himself,” Nancy Reagan said shortly before she died. As someone who considers it one of the great blessings of his life to have been a friend and […]

Craig Shirley, Kiron Skinner, Paul Kengor and Steven Hayward: New Ronald Reagan book gets plenty wrong

Craig Shirley, Kiron Skinner, Paul Kengor and Steven Hayward: New Ronald Reagan book gets plenty wrong

By Craig Shirley, Kiron Skinner, Paul Kengor and Steven Hayward “Killing Reagan,” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, is supposed to be a book of new scholarship on the Reagan presidency. Instead, it restates old claims and rumors, virtually all of which have been discredited by the historical record. In this best-selling book, there are […]