Since our meeting on best/worst presidents, I’ve been saving some related links. They have been plentiful since Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday was last weekend and JFK’s 50th innaugural anniversary was a short while before. Where’s Sid to tell us about history as mythology when we need him?
- JFK was overrated — But, why?
- Reagan Revisionism And Reagan Mythology.
- Reagan The Moderate.
- Reagan’s image has been helped by a well-financed campaign to burnish it. This doesn’t mean his reputation is exaggerated, of course. But, it seems to me it’s easier to have a clear legacy when someone is in charge of promoting a very marketable version of it that’s free of any nuance.
My original “This Week” post on best and worst presidents, with lots of links to lists of best/worst, is here.