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By Peter Robinson

As a tender speechwriter within the Reagan White condo, Peter Robinson was once liable for the distinguished ''Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall'' speech. He used to be additionally one in every of a center workforce of writers who grew to become casual specialists on Reagan -- staring at his each circulation, soaking up not only his political positions, yet his character, demeanour, and how he carried himself. In How Ronald Reagan replaced My Life, Robinson attracts on magazine entries from his days on the White apartment, in addition to interviews with those that knew the president most sensible, to bare ten lifestyles classes he discovered from the 40th president -- an excellent but usual guy who touched the contributors round him as without doubt as he did his thousands of admirers round the world.

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But the lesson I learned from Ronald Reagan has made me a much more serene person myself. Lately I’ve found myself teaching the lesson to my children. The disappointments they’re always suffering—losing a Little League game, getting a bad grade on a test—can put them into funks of their own. “When life buries you,” I’ll say, “start digging. ” It’s amazing how willing to accept these sermons the children always prove. And I? By climbing into their little heaps with them, I’m brought into their lives, becoming a better father.

During the same period Wyman appeared in one picture after another, rising from a minor role in the 1942 light comedy My Favorite Spy to a major role in the 1945 classic The Lost Weekend. After the war, Reagan picked up his career where it had left off—but only where it had left off, failing to break through to stardom of the first rank. Wyman, by contrast, flourished, landing a series of big roles, including the part of a deaf-mute rape victim in the 1948 release Johnny Belinda, for which she received an Academy Award.

Well, you know, we can lecture our children about extravagance until we run out of voice and breath. Or we can cure their extravagance by simply reducing their allowance. —Ronald Reagan, address to the nation on the economy, February 5, 1981 Our second scene: A 1982 meeting of the President’s Economic Policy Advisory Board, a group of economists that included Milton Friedman, George Shultz, Alan Greenspan, Arthur Burns, and Arthur Laffer. Meeting in the Roosevelt Room, the Advisory Board considers a deal that chief of staff James Baker has made with Senate Finance Committee chairman Bob Dole and House speaker Tip O’Neill.

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