Read my posts about the US President Ronald Reagan, who won both the 1980 and 1984 Presidential elections.


Which book most shaped your political views?

The Guardian’s recent feature, A book that changed me: we want your choices, got me thinking about which book most influenced my political views. … Read the full post »


I'm from the government, and I'm here to kill you

Back in July 1988 Ronald Reagan made a famous quip that, The ten most dangerous words in the English language are “Hi, I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” (At least, that’s what I think he said – the quote is sometimes given as him saying “nine” – and with “hi” missing; it’s … Read the full post »