Tim Blair


New Criterion



Monday, June 07, 2004
RONALD REAGAN'S DEATH is bound to provide some text-book examples of hyprocrisy from left commentators, and that's a great advance on their commentary during his two terms of office.

As James Panero says:
This cold warrior rid the twentieth-century of its second totalitarian regime by surmounting the complete resistance of the establishment that eulogizes him today.

Reagan's state funeral, expected to be attended by large crowds, will also be the funeral of left ascendancy culminating in Clinton's presidency but reaching back a generation.