AUTHOR'S NOTE: I would like to thank Dan Mazmanian,Jack Knott, and other organizers of the Ronald Reagan Centennial Academic Symposium at the University of Southern California and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, February 1-2, 2011, at which an earlier version of this article was presented,and Hugh Heclo for help in the preparation of this article.
The Paradox of President Reagan's Leadership
Article first published online: 18 FEB 2013
© 2013 Center for the Study of the Presidency
Presidential Studies Quarterly
Volume 43, Issue 1, pages 81–100, March 2013
How to Cite
Pfiffner, J. P. (2013), The Paradox of President Reagan's Leadership. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 43: 81–100. doi: 10.1111/psq.12004
As Hugh Heclo has observed, Reagan “showed how a politician with honest convictions does not need to slur his political rivals' character, competence, or good intentions” (2009, 31).
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