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Sleepwalking Through History: America In The Reagan Years

Sleepwalking Through History: America In The Reagan Years
By Haynes Johnson
524 pp, Norton, 1991
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A readable critique of the fatuous illusions foisted on a willing society by American leadership in the 1980s. The author, an experienced Washington journalist, combines a liberal commitment to the public welfare and a conservative disdain for the meretricious. The nation's stumbling domestic policies in the 1990s do little to discredit Johnson's analysis.