Review of “Reagan: The Life” by H. W. Brands

My Journey Through the Best Presidential Biographies

Reagan: The Life” by H.W. Brands was published in 2015. Brands is a professor at the University of Texas, a prolific author and a two-time Pulitzer finalist. He has written nearly thirty books on a wide range of historical topics including biographies of Andrew Jackson, Ulysses Grant, Theodore Roosevelt and FDR (each of which I have previously read and reviewed).

The first full-scale biography of Reagan in over a decade, this 737 page book contains 114 chapters organized into seven major sections. But while its heft could intimidate some readers, Brands’s narrative is extremely articulate and free-flowing. Very few presidential biographies of comparable length are this easy to read.

Brands devotes about one-third of the book to Reagan’s pre-presidency. But the narrative sweeps too briskly through his childhood – about a page per year – moderating somewhat when the aspiring actor moves to Hollywood. The pace still feels…

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Colleges = Leftest Indoctrination Camps


indoctrination ahead warning sign with children symbol

Warning to parents! College is the most dangerous place you can send your kid. And I’m not talking about physical danger. I’m talking about mental danger.

At some point you may not know your kid when he comes home. 18 years of raising your kid could be thrown away in no time at all. Your kid will be taught ‘what’ to think or else. Is your kid strong enough to stand up to the kind of pressure he will face from the Post-Modernist indoctrinators who teach in and run the Universities?


In this article, Colleges: A Force For Evil, Walter E. Williams states: “Many of the nation’s colleges have become a force for evil and a focal point for the destruction of traditional American values.”

“The threat of our future lies in the fact that today’s college students are tomorrow’s teachers, professors, judges, attorneys, legislators…

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Once Again, A Last Minute Ambush!

American Elephants

Dianne Feinstein has been sitting on a claim from one Christine Blasey Ford PhD, a psychology instructor at Palo Alto University, which is a school of psychology and counseling in Palo Alto, that she was assaulted by Justice Brett Kavanaugh at a high school party 36 years ago, but she can’t remember where the party was, who was there, or just when it was. But supposedly 30 years later when she and her husband were in couples counseling, she remembered, but not very much. Dianne Feinstein could have raised the question of the accusation back in August, or several years ago, or at Kavanaugh’s earlier hearings, or in her private meeting with Kavanaugh, but surprisingly, she saved the accusation until after the Kavanaugh hearings and just before the actual vote. Uh Huh.

Democrats have pulled stunts like this twice before. (Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas) Their goal is control of…

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Why Swedes Vote for Populists