The Corner


One thing about Ronald Reagan that struck me time and again was his obvious,

visceral loathing of communism. For him it wasn’t just a difference of

opinion about economics or governance: he saw through the whole thing to

its essentially anti-human nature. And this was at a time, we all too

easily forget, when plenty of people in the West — I think a majority of

the intellectual classes even as late as the 1980s — didn’t mind communism

at all, thought in fact that it was just the ticket, if perhaps not for the

USA, at least for poor counties like Nicaragua. Reagan had the firmest,

clearest, truest moral compass of any modern President. May he rest in



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