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The Need to Explain

carole28 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:05 PM
Another fantastic column, Dr. S. I would also suggest that you head a committee on various disastrous effects of liberal policies. Reading your books and columns has provided me with a much better understanding of such policies than any course I ever took in undergrad or grad classes. Your common sense, just like Walter Williams' and a few others', ring true over and over.

The most successful Republican presidential candidate of the past half century-- Ronald Reagan, who was elected and reelected with landslide victories-- bore little resemblance to the moderate candidates that Republican conventional wisdom depicts as the key to victory, even though most of these moderate candidates have in fact gone down to defeat.

One of the biggest differences between Reagan and these latter-day losers was that Reagan paid great attention to explaining his policies and values. He was called "the great communicator," but much more than a gift for words was involved. The issues that defined Reagan's vision were things he...