«Morning in America»: Historians discover Ronald Reagan
Many books on the administrations of Ronald Reagan, on their foreign as well as domestic policies, have been published in the past few years. The interest of historians for Reagan and Reaganism is finally permitted by a greater historical detachment but stems also from the inclination of many to use Reagan and his legacy in the recent bitter debate among US conservatives. These new scholarly works have many merits, and offer a more complex and nuanced picture of Reagan’s policies and their consequences. We are, however, still in an infant phase, which suffers from a paucity of primary sources, particularly for what concerns foreign policy issues.