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When Character was King

When Character was King

Author: Peggy Noonan

Year Published: 2001

Description: In this tribute to Ronald Reagan, his speechwriter Peggy Noonan interweaves personal reflections with anecdotes from Reagan's family, friends and political foes to paint a portrait of the man and President.  In this retrospective context, she asserts that the key to Reagan's widespread and enduring admiration among many Americans is his personal virtues of courage, kindness and patience honed during his diverse career experiences before assuming office, including his stint as president of the Screen Actors Guild in Hollywood.

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'As president, Ronald Reagan believed without question that tyranny is temporary, and the hope of freedom is universal and permanent; that our nation has unique goodness, and must remain uniquely strong; that God takes the side of justice, because all our rights are His own gifts.'

When Character was King

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