Reagan, Reconsidered

Slate’s coverage of his death, his life, and his legacy.

Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004

Slate weighs in on Reagan’s death:

Ron and Mikhail’s Excellent Adventure: How Reagan won the Cold War” by Fred Kaplan, posted June 9, 2004
Reagan’s Osama Connection: How he turned a jihadist into a terrorist kingpin,” by Fred Kaplan, posted June 10, 2004
The Man, the Myths: Don’t believe everything you hear about Ronald Reagan,” by David Greenberg, posted June 9.
Not Even a Hedgehog: The stupidity of Ronald Reagan,” by Christopher Hitchens, posted June 7, 2004
Never a Gray Moment: The international press looks at Ronald Reagan,”by Michael Young, posted June 7, 2004
What Reagan Got Wrong: Liberty is not the absence of government,” by William Saletan, posted June 6, 2004
Ronald Reagan, Party Animal: The man who taught Republicans to be irresponsible,”by Timothy Noah, posted June 5, 2004

Slate evaluates Reaganomics:

Reagan vs. Clinton: Who was responsible for the prosperity of the ‘90s?” by Dinesh D’Souza and E.J. Dionne, posted November 1997

Credit Check: Now it’s really morning in America. Who deserves a bow?”by Jacob Weisberg, posted Aug. 31, 1997

Slate on the rest of Reagan’s record:

Reagan’s Record: Sorry to spoil the birthday party, but …” by Michael Kinsley, posted Feb. 9, 2001

Reagan’s Record II: Did he win the Cold War?”by Michael Kinsley, posted Feb. 16, 2001

Slateon how we remember him:

Everybody Loves Reagan: How a divisive president became an American Idol,”by David Greenberg, posted Nov. 13, 2003

Saint Ronald: Why must we pretend the 40th president was alert and engaged?”by Timothy Noah, posted Nov. 5, 2003

Saint Ronald, Part 2: Richard Pipes’ new memoir adds ballast to CBS’s miniseries,”by Timothy Noah, posted Nov. 6, 2003