Themes: The culmination of the conservative movement in Ronald Reagan and the Reagan administration; the role of ideas in the successful Reagan political campaigns and in shaping administration policy; the extent to which Reagan appealed to and made use of the principles of libertarianism, traditional conservatism, and neo-conservatism.
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