Definitions

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  • noun not countable the specific conservative ideology associated with the Reagan administration, 1981-1989.
  • noun a statement or position commonly associated with Ronald Reagan

Etymologies

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Reagan (referring specifically to Ronald Reagan) + -ism

Examples

  • This president – and indeed the entire movement of regressive politics these last three decades (which I refer to as Reaganism-Bushism) – can only be properly understood as class warfare.

    So, How'd You Like Your Beer?

  • "This president - and indeed the entire movement of regressive politics these last three decades (which I refer to as Reaganism-Bushism) - can only be properly understood as class warfare.

    One More Day

  • This Supreme Court argument was strictly about the facial challenge to the Public Records Act. "Trust, but verify" is a Reaganism, which is why McKenna and Scalia liked it so much.

    Conventional Wisdom Says McKenna Won the Day for Public Disclosure. Maybe. Just Maybe Not When it Comes to R-71. « PubliCola

  • In 1980, George H.W. Bush called Reaganism "voodoo economics."

    Poll: Hillary's "Experience" Argument And Obama's "Change" Argument Both Working

  • Congress, will try to expunge the latter-day variant called Reaganism, and might succeed.

    Paralysis: An Early Stage of Paradigm Shift

  • It is that modern version -- and warped policies that could be collectively called Reaganism -- that has given us an unfathomable national debt, a wide gulf between the nation's rich and poor, the denial of basic science on energy and the environment, and which was even used to justify an unjustifiable war in Iraq that the real Gipper himself would never undertaken.

    Will Bunch: Why Reagan Still Matters Today

  • Next, under the influence of that cultural laughing gas known as Reaganism, Hollywood created a Vietnam mythos even more preposterous than the one chronicled above.

    A Disneyland of Militant Ignorance: The American Normalization of Mass Murder.

  • It is that modern version - and warped policies that could be collectively called Reaganism - that has given us an unfathomable national debt, a wide gulf between the nation's rich and poor, the denial of basic science on energy and the environment, and which was even used to justify an unjustifiable war in Iraq that the real Gipper himself would never undertaken.

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  • It is that modern version - and warped policies that could be collectively called Reaganism - that has given us an unfathomable national debt, a wide gulf between the nation's rich and poor, the denial of basic science on energy and the environment, and which was even used to justify an unjustifiable war in Iraq that the real Gipper himself would never undertaken.

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  • "Reaganism" implies a deeply anti-democratic opposition to the welfare state, the labor movement, and indeed to any and all forms of public provision that empower the people, as distinct from economic elites.

    Andrew Levine: Two Reaganite Presidents: Bill Clinton and Barack Obama

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