Bunch rolls back some of the worst distortions concerning the Reagan myth: that Reagan was one of the most popular modern presidents; that his tax cut caused the bull market of the 1980s; and that he won the Cold War, and examines the Gipper's conservatist legacy as it continues to impact America's political and economic situation.
2) After the ivory tower falls: how college broke the American dream and blew up our politics--and how to fix it
William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
In After the Ivory Tower Falls, award-winning journalist Will Bunch embarks on a deeply reported journey to the heart of the American Dream. That journey begins in Gambier, Ohio, home to affluent, liberal Kenyon College, a tiny speck of Democratic blue amidst the vast red swath of white, post-industrial, rural midwestern America. To understand “the college question,” there is no better entry point than Gambier, where a world-class institution...
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