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The Reagan Detour
The Reagan Detour
By Richard Reeves
Simon & Schuster, 1985, 141 pp.

The gist of this essay is that the vast majority of the American people believe that the federal government should play a large role in providing for the welfare of the people. This belief has shaped and will continue to shape American policy far more than the antigovernment rhetoric of President Reagan and his ideological supporters. The basic message is: "Take heart, liberals, all is not lost."