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Another Legacy

We’ve been hearing a lot about one recent president’s Legacy. Well, there are other legacies to consider, such as Ronald Reagan’s. I just returned from a very nice book party for NROnik Peter Robinson and his excellent new book, How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life. It’s the closest thing to what Rick Brookhiser would call a “moral biography” of the 40th president. Lots of great anecdotes, including a behind-the-scenes look at how the line “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” came to be (or rather, almost didn’t come to be). By all means, get yourself a copy and read it. And if you bump into Robinson on the street, make sure he does his impression of an Italian Cardinal.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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