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Arizona --- Thanks for sharing the article. For many of us, Ronald Reagan ranks amongst one of the worst presidents in history, and I hate the homage paid to him by Republicans and even some Democrats. Some of this is pandering I suppose. Here's another article of interest by Robert Parry:
Consortium News: Ronald Reagan: Worst President Ever?
"...there’s a growing realization that the starting point for many of the catastrophes confronting the United States today can be traced to Reagan’s presidency. There’s also a grudging reassessment that the “failed” presidents of the 1970s Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter may deserve more credit for trying to grapple with the problems that now beset the country, despite their other shortcomings as leaders."
Parry covers a range of topics in which Reagan should be judged harshly, but the media and politicians including President Obama obligingly give him a pass. Parry concludes:
"Despite the grievous harm that Reagan’s presidency inflicted on the American Republic and the American people, it may take many more years before a historian has the guts to put this deformed era into a truthful perspective and rate Reagan where he belongs, near the bottom of the presidential list."
I agree with both articles.