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Ronald Reagan The Movie: And Other Episodes in Political Demonology

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The fear of the subversive has governed American politics, from the racial conflicts of the early republic to the Hollywood anti-Communism of Ronald Reagan. Political monsters—the Indian cannibal, the black rapist, the demon rum, the bomb-throwing anarchist, the many-tentacled Communist conspiracy, the agents of international terrorism—are familiar figures in the dream lif ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published July 15th 1988 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 1987)
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[NB: sometimes published as Michael Paul Rogin]

Rogin received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude in government from Harvard University and his master's and doctoral degrees in political science at the University of Chicago.

Rogin began teaching at UC Berkeley (in the Political Science department) in 1963 and remained there throughout his distinguished career. His eight books and many articles an
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“Reagan’s easy slippage between movies and reality is synechdochic for a political culture increasingly impervious to distinctions between fiction and history.” 1 likes
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