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The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

Doug Rossinow

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169882
eISBN:
9780231538657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169882.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book looks at the full measure of Ronald Reagan’s presidency and the ideology of Reaganism. Believers in libertarian economics and a muscular foreign policy, Reaganite conservatives in the 1980s ... More


Postdebate News Coverage

Alan Schroeder

in Presidential Debates: Risky Business on the Campaign Trail

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231170574
eISBN:
9780231541503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170574.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

An examination of journalistic coverage of debates, and how post-debate coverage influences and sometimes changes audience perceptions.


Come to Work: Capitalist Fantasies and the Quest for Balance in The Broom of the System

Jeffrey Severs

in David Foster Wallace's Balancing Books: Fictions of Value

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179447
eISBN:
9780231543118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179447.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Broom of the System offers a covert dialogue with Reagan’s consolidation of the neoliberal agenda around a revived version of the Protestant call to work in the 1980s, driven by fears of the ... More


The Agenda

Doug Rossinow

in The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169882
eISBN:
9780231538657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169882.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Reagan’s policy agenda. Cutting income taxes for Americans, especially for wealthy Americans and beefing up the country’s military were the twin pillars of his 1980 platform. ... More


Introduction: Common Sense

Doug Rossinow

in The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169882
eISBN:
9780231538657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169882.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Ronald Reagan and Reaganism in the 1980s. Reagan belongs to a select group of political leaders, which includes Thomas Jefferson and Woodrow Wilson, ... More


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