Jesse Walker on Ronald Reagan's Foreign Policy Legacy


No, Rick Perry may NOT borrow my glasses.

As Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and the neocons battle for the right to claim the 40th president's foreign policy legacy, Ronald Reagan has become the terrain where the right's internecine foreign-policy battles are being fought. It's a landscape with weapons for everyone, Jesse Walker writes: If you're more interested in Reagan as a symbol than as a flesh-and-blood historical figure, you can cherry-pick from his record to invoke him in all sorts of ways.