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I Stand Corrected

A reader emails to say that Bush’s line is an echo of something Reagan wrote in one of his letters: “I was raised from my childhood by parents who believed bigotry and prejudice were the worst things a person could be guilty of.” Ronald Reagan to Leonard Kirk, March 23, 1983. Reagan: A Life in Letters, ed. Kiron K. Skinner, Annelise Anderson, Martin Anderson (New York, 2003), p. 13. It still seems to me to be a strange sentiment.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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