Cover of: The man who sold the world | William Kleinknecht

About the Book

Since Ronald Reagan left office--and particularly after his death--his shadow has loomed large over American politics: Republicans and many Democrats have waxed nostalgic, extolling the Republican tradition he embodied, the optimism he espoused, and his abilities as a communicator. This carefully calibrated image is complete fiction, argues journalist William Kleinknecht. The Reagan presidency was epoch-shattering, but not--as his propagandists would have it--because it invigorated private enterprise or made America feel strong again. His real legacy was the dismantling of an eight-decade period of reform in which working people were given an unprecedented sway over our politics, our economy, and our culture. Reagan halted this almost overnight. Kleinknecht explores middle America--starting with Reagan's hometown of Dixon, Illinois--and shows that as the Reagan legend grows, his true legacy continues to decimate middle America.--From publisher description.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-297) and index.


Dewey Decimal Class 973.927
Library of Congress E877.2 .K58 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination xxvii, 317 p. ;
Number of pages 317

ID Numbers

Open Library OL22543264M
Internet Archive manwhosoldworl00klei
ISBN 10 1568584105
ISBN 13 9781568584102
LC Control Number 2008041112
OCLC/WorldCat 246893612
Library Thing 7837042
Goodreads 5339193

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