Monday, December 01, 2003

"The Reagans" wasn't nearly as severe a hatchet job as conservatives predicted, but it still made Reagan look like a complete oaf and Nancy Reagan as the worst shrew since Lady Macbeth. Reagan, despite his reputation as an actor reciting speeches and lines written for him by advisers, actually had a good grasp of his own policy priorities: stopping the spread of Communism, building up our military defenses and lowering taxes. (Of course, he left a legacy of deficits and indifference to the poor and those with AIDS.) And as the book on his self-penned radio talks demonstrates, he had the knack of understanding and translating policy issues into easy-to-understand language. This Boston Globe review is a balanced look at what was essentially a campy melodrama:
Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Living / Arts / Beyond `Reagans' hoopla, a critical, typical biopic

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