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Reagan: Fact, fiction and myth

“For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived, and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.” John F. Kennedy, 1963. Ronald Reagan was born on Feb. 6, 1911. He would have turned 103 this year. From the moment of his inauguration in 1981, he was hailed as the ideal conservative president, a model for others to follow. In real life, if Reagan was running for office today, conservatives would reject him without a second thought. They don’t remember the real man and his actions; they have created a mythological figure, …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jan 28, 2014 06:59PM Published Jan 28, 2014 06:59PM Copyright 2014 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.