Friday, February 06, 2009

The Myth, Redux

Ronald Reagan
Born this day in 1911


So my book arrived yesterday and, low & behold, it was the subject of discussion on the Rachel Maddow Show last night. Will Bunch, of Philly Daily News & Attytood, discussed his new book on the mythification of Ronald Reagan, Tear Down This Myth: How the Reagan Legacy Has Distorted Our Politics and Haunts Our Future.

Like you-know-what, Bunch was also on Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

I wrote about Bunch's book before, The Legacy Lives, and predicted that the myth machine is no doubt gearing up for Bush. Of course, it will have to work overtime to try to rehabilitate his image. But knowing what masters of propaganda the GOP are (helped by the short memories of the public), I have no doubt they will spin him into a misunderstood man, who worked his genius behind the scenes or some such. That's why books like Bunch's are important -- to remind us of the truth.

I figured this was truly a fitting tribute to Reagan on his day.

1 comment:

Lugosi said...

Considering that it's the Republicans that got us into this mess in the first place, why would anyone want to listen to them?