mr. zilla goes to town

Monday, June 07, 2004

Reagamournics

Shots fired in proxy wars and/or by US backed right wing death squads at the behest of authoritarian regimes and/or anti-democratic regime change actions in Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Chad, Honduras, Grenada, Afghanistan and Libya notwithstanding,

'Ronald Reagan had a higher claim than any other leader to have won the Cold War for liberty, and he did it without a shot being fired. To have achieved so much against such odds and with such humour and humanity made Ronald Reagan a truly great American hero'

said Baroness Thatcher.

Typically Ronnie is credited as saving the capitalist world from the communist menace by amping up a new arms race and puttting the reds too far into the red to continue. If this is true, are there any lessons we can learn for the present predicament?

Nah. History begins anew each Morning In America. Still, here are some perspectives on his presidency free of the current burst of stored-up hagiography.

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