I read four chapters on the plane on my way down to Florida of the Reagan book. He makes a pretty good case so far, i disagree with some of the things that Reagan did but unlike some of my liberal counterparts i dont think Reagan was a failure. The biggest reason is because he is not what people today (particularly ultra conservatives) portray him as. He did not reduce government spending in any meaningful way, he was not extreme in his pursuit of pro-life policies, and he (the author has not addressed this really yet) was not an advocate of killing off unions.