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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Ronald Reagan

Busting the Barricades: What I Saw at the Populist Revolt

Laura Ingraham

2017

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2018-12-23

'Core of Reaganism was this: returning power to the people by disempowering behemoth institutions yields the greatest freedom for all.

He believed in the individual over the state...Reagan liked to say,

"Don't trust me; trust yourselves."

That was his consistent view and it
helped paved the path for the
populist movement of the present.
It's easy to see why historians
have called him a true American populist.'

- Laura Ingraham, Busting the Barricades: What I Saw at the Populist Revolt (2017)