Since the news seems to be all Reagan, all the time, I’ll post another quick Reagan entry here, pointing you to Paul Krugman’s column today, contrasting Reagan with GWB.
Many of the weblogs I read (and even my own dearly beloved) have been extremely critical of Reagan on the occasion of his death. Though their points are well taken, and though Reagan’s legacy will no doubt be exagerated beyond all plausability in the coming election cycle, I still think that now is the time to honor Reagan’s accomplishments. I give Reagan a good amount of credit for the end of the cold war, the unification of Germany, and the ongoing unification of Europe.
None of the critics so far have surpassed Castro, though. The Cuban government’s first announcement of Reagan’s death: “He who never should have been born has died.”