The Republican Party is coming very close to literally worshipping Ronald Reagan. Last night the RNC featured a hero-cult tribute to Reagan - who despite being dead must still be summoned forth to bless the Republican hopeful as being a Reagan conservative. (This is precisely what the video did.)
The video was purely propaganda, claiming that Reagan was hated by the media, collapsed the Soviet Union with his force of will, brought prosperity to the working class, and "saved our America" and "saved our century."
All I'll say is that if you want an accurate picture of the life and career of Ronald Reagan, then read Reagan's America by Gary Wills.
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