By Justin D. Garrison
Justin D. Garrison provides an unique and groundbreaking research of Ronald Reagan’s mind's eye because it was once expressed often in his presidential speeches. He argues that the major pressure of Reagan’s mind's eye is "chimeric," that's, imbued with a excessive measure of optimism, romantic dreaminess, naiveté, and illusion.
Reagan spoke frequently approximately faith, democracy, freedom, conservatism, growth, America’s function on this planet, the yankee humans, the yank Founding, and peace. those are for him vital symbols, which jointly exhibit his normal imaginative and prescient of politics and human existence. those symbols must be analyzed extensive with a purpose to comprehend who Reagan particularly used to be and what he represented to his admirers. The publication concludes that Reagan’s imaginative and prescient comprises many doubtful components that current hazards for sensible politics and claims that the recognition of Reagan’s mind's eye between american citizens indicates a problematical self-understanding.
Surpassing, present works on Reagan’s principles and speeches, this publication systematically explains the final caliber and significant parts of Reagan’s imaginative and prescient, and it attracts upon political idea, aesthetics, and American political idea to research his imagination.
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"An Empire of Ideals": The Chimeric Imagination of Ronald Reagan (Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance) by Justin D. Garrison