The Man Who Sold the World: Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/26/2010
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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The myth of Ronald Reagan's greatness has reached epic proportions in recent years. The public rates him as one of the most popular presidents, and Republicans everywhere seek to cast themselves in his image.But, William Kleinknecht reveals, much that has gone wrong in Americaincluding the subprime mortgage crisis and the meltdown of the financial sectorcan be traced directly to Reagan's policies. Boom-and-bust cycles, CEO salaries, drug-company scandals, collapsing bridges, plummeting wages for working people, the flight of U.S. manufacturing abroadthese are all products of Reagan's free-market zealotry and his gutting of the public sector.The Man Who Sold the Worldis the first book to explode the Reagan myth.

Author Biography

William Kleinknecht was a veteran crime correspondent for the Newark Star-Ledger and has contributed to American Journalism Review, National Law Journal, and the Boston Phoenix. He lives in Glen Rock, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Forgotten Rootsp. 1
Two Views of Americap. 21
The Invasionp. 53
Year Zerop. 71
The Looting of Americap. 103
Merger Maniap. 135
The Effluvia of Commercep. 155
The Spoils of Revolutionp. 189
The Great Enablerp. 205
"The Man with the Badge"p. 225
The Second-Rate Societyp. 259
Acknowledgmentsp. 271
Notesp. 273
Indexp. 299
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