On this day: U.S. President Ronald Reagan Was Born le 6 Février 1911
Louis la Vache sometimes puts aside posts about France to mark anniversaries of people Louis admires, such as Winston Churchill and Dietrich Bonhöffer. On this day, le 6 février 1911, another of Louis' heroes was born: Ronald Wilson Reagan.
Ronald Wilson Reagan became le XLème Président des États-Unis (1981–89). He is noted for his conservative Republicanism, his fervent anticommunism, and his appealing personal style, characterized by a jaunty affability and folksy charm. The only movie actor ever to become president, he had a remarkable skill as an orator that earned him the title “the Great Communicator.” His policies, along with those of Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul, brought about the demise of Soviet communism. His small-government conservatism and tax cuts unleashed an economic boom that has lasted, with only two small dips, for twenty-five years.
Louis has only a limited amount of time today for posting, so he will end this post about Reagan at this point and will give you a more extensive history of this great man later. In the meantime, Louis encourages you to see his earlier post (linked above) on the anniversary of President Reagan's death.