Reagan and Neshoba

REAGAN AND NESHOBA….In case you’re looking for the post about Ronald Reagan and Neshoba that David Brooks referred to in his column today, here it is. I wrote that although “Ronald Reagan’s record on civil rights was pretty abysmal,” I thought he might be getting “a (slightly) bum rap” on this one particular issue.

I wrote about this at the time because Reagan had just died and the subject was in the air. Why it’s popping up again, first from Bruce Bartlett and now from Brooks, I don’t know.

UPDATE: Ah, Krugman talks about this in his new book. That explains it.

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