Ronald Reagan's America - Vol. 1


Supporters of the Reagan presidency claim that the "Reagan Revolution" defeated inflation, reduced the role of government, rehabilitated the authority of the states and local government, and established a sensible balance between industrial progress and environmental protection. Opponents assert that these policies increased the national debt by more than $1 trillion, gutted social programs, and created a "trickle-down" economy that increased unemployment, insecurity, homelessness, and the percentage of Americans living at or below the poverty level. Both positions are argued by Reagan aides and scholars of the era.

Additional information

  • 1
Includes content by:
  • Ralph C. Bledsoe
  • Edwin Meese III
  • Martin Anderson
  • Andrew E. Busch
  • Jerome L. Himmelstein
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1997