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American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper

American Amnesia:  How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper

by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson,
The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 5, 2016

In his first inaugural address, Ronald Reagan declared that “Government is not the solution to our problem: government is the problem.” In the ensuing decades this view has become the mantra of the Republican Party – and a sizeable segment of the American electorate.

 

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