Ronald Reagan turns 100
The 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth came on February 6, kicking off another round of tributes and a highly favorable HBO documentary by a filmmaker one would have expected to take a more critical view. I offered a different take on his presidency in an essay that appeared Tuesday: Reagan’s Third-World Reign of Terror.
Back in 2001, when the nation celebrated his 90th birthday, I dissected PBS’s fawning tributes on the Charlie Rose show and the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Looking at Reagan Through (Charlie) Rose-Colored Glasses.
In 2004, I took a more thorough (and sardonic) look at Reagan's Dark Global Legacy.