Reagan and the Eighties: How Successful? How Disappointing?
Recorded on June 14, 2005
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
On the first anniversary of his death, Ronald Reagan's
presidency continues to provoke often heated debate. Historians
dispute whether the Eighties were a decade of greed or unparalleled
prosperity - whether the Reagan Doctrine ended the Cold War without
firing a shot or delayed its conclusion through simplistic,
"Rambo-like" tactics. Will Reagan be ranked among the great or
near-great presidents or consigned to the lower depths of the
presidency? A panel of distinguished experts will discuss these and
other questions as they seek to determine whether the Reagan
presidency was a success, a failure or something in-between.