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The Resource Ronald Reagan : an intellectual biography, David T. Byrne

Ronald Reagan : an intellectual biography, David T. Byrne

Label
Ronald Reagan : an intellectual biography
Title
Ronald Reagan
Title remainder
an intellectual biography
Statement of responsibility
David T. Byrne
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this ambitious work, David Byrne analyzes the ideas that informed Ronald Reagan's political philosophy and policies. Rather than appraising his personal and emotional life, Byrne's intellectual biography goes one step further; it establishes a rationale for the former president's motives, discussing how thinkers such as Plato and Adam Smith influenced him. Byrne points to three historical forces that shaped Reagan's political philosophy: Christian values, particularly the concept of a universal kingdom of God; America's firm belief in freedom as the greatest political value and its aversion to strong centralized governments; and the appeasement era of World War II, which stimulated Reagan's aggressive and confrontational foreign policy.<BR /><BR /> Byrne's account of the fortieth president augments previous work on Reagan with a new model for understanding him. Byrne shows how Reagan took conservatism and the Republican Party in a new direction, departing from the traditional conservatism of Edmund Burke and Russell Kirk. His desire to spread a "Kingdom of Freedom" both at home and abroad changed America's political landscape forever and inspired a new conservatism that persists to this day.<BR />"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10749989
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byrne, David T
Dewey number
  • 973.927092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E877.2
LC item number
.B97 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Presidents
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • Philosophy
  • Political and social views
  • Presidents
  • Religion
  • United States
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an intellectual biography
Label
Ronald Reagan : an intellectual biography, David T. Byrne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Religious roots -- From liberal to conservative -- Fostering freedom at home -- Understanding Reagan -- A moral view of the Cold War -- Promoting freedom abroad -- Did Reagan's ideas matter? -- The Reagan intellectual legacy -- Conclusion -- Appendix: "A time for choosing"
Control code
on1031913753
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 222 pages
Isbn
9781640120037
Lccn
2018027379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031913753
Label
Ronald Reagan : an intellectual biography, David T. Byrne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Religious roots -- From liberal to conservative -- Fostering freedom at home -- Understanding Reagan -- A moral view of the Cold War -- Promoting freedom abroad -- Did Reagan's ideas matter? -- The Reagan intellectual legacy -- Conclusion -- Appendix: "A time for choosing"
Control code
on1031913753
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 222 pages
Isbn
9781640120037
Lccn
2018027379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031913753

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