These commentaries are not only insightful, but Reagan shows us how to be critical of our government while maintaining a positive attitude, knowing that we have the ability to fix any problems we find. I was only 10 when Reagan was first elected, but with the help of these commentaries, I am beginning to understand why my parents and their generation loved him so much.
I only hope that politicians of today will take note as to what made Reagan so successful. In my estimation, it was his faith in and love of God and country, his optimism, and his strong belief of the power of the individual and that Government is not always the answer.
I fully expected this book to be excellent with Jodi Foster reading, and I was not disappointed. Her oration was excellent and matched the quality of Sagan's imagination.
The story is fantastically creative, technical, and detailed, yet remains within the realm of possibilities.
Skousen paints a wonderful history of economic thought from Adam Smith to today, illustrating the merits and pitfalls of the dominant schools of theory while providing insight into the personal lives of the men and women who have shaped the economic and political landscape we live in.
I found the book educational and entertaining; although, I did find myself drifting into thought at times, usually to mentally debate an idea or concept that was introduced.
Skousen is upfront and unapologetic about his approach; namely, he is a free market economist and judges all other schools of thought from this angle. I found it a refreshing vantage point to evaluate this sometimes convoluted subject.
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