Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-138) and index.
Introduction : American conservatism -- 1. Reagan and the Cold War / Michael Schaller -- 2. The economic costs of Reagan mythology / John W. Sloan -- 3. Reagan and race : prophet of color blindness, baiter of the backlash / Jeremy D. Mayer -- 4. When character was king? : Ronald Reagan and the issues of ethics and morality / Kyle Longley -- Epilogue : contemporary politics and the myths of Reagan.