Reagan hatchet job |

Reagan hatchet job

I just read “Reagan Remembered” by Roman Gokhman (June 7). I hope he had to look long and hard to find two people who didn’t know Reagan’s name, others who primarily complained about government spending and Beirut, and still more who characterized him as a movie star who liked jelly beans. The most positive comment was, “He was a good ‘ole boy.”

Do you consider these quotes as truly representative of the overall public opinion of the man? Ronald Reagan was the greatest president of modern times, perhaps of the entire 20th century (that’s 1901-2000, for those of you who don’t know who he was). To trivialize Reagan in this fashion is shameful.

Finally, the caption on the accompanying picture says Reagan called America a “city on the hill.” The full quote is “a shining city on the hill.” The omission of one word makes a crucial difference, doesn’t it? What a classic example of being literally accurate but utterly misleading. Did The Union’s editors take the day off here or what?

Dana Reed

Nevada City

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