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Reagan, Ronald Line breaks: Ron¦ald Rea¦gan
Pronunciation: /ˈreɪɡ(ə)n/

Definition of Reagan, Ronald in English:

(1911–2004), American Republican statesman, 40th President of the US 1981-9; full name Ronald Wilson Reagan. He was a Hollywood actor before entering politics. His presidency saw the launch of the Strategic Defense Initiative and cuts in taxes and social services budgets, as well as the Irangate scandal and the signing of an intermediate nuclear forces non-proliferation treaty, both in 1987.


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  • I'm a baby boomer myself, although I'm 10 years younger than the vanguard leaders of the 60's, and I certainly understood the tremendous frustration that we felt as Reaganism exploded across the 80's.
  • Reagan was a modern exception - the product, no doubt, of his own roots as a Truman Democrat - but this aspect of Reaganism was largely abandoned by Republicans after 1989.
  • But I think even today conservatives take heart from Reaganism and from his forward looking conservativism very different from the conservativism of the past.
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  • America was really successful under the ‘New Deal’ of Roosevelt - more so than under the gargantuan Military-Industrial Complex favoured by the Reaganites.
  • Whereas Reaganites wanted to cut government down to size, neo-cons are more relaxed about the role of the state.
  • He is associated with socioeconomic policies that work against the people, that were synonymous with Thatcherite and Reaganite governments.
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