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  •  the diary would be stronger (0+ / 0-)

    If the author had cited some evidence of the Reagan-worship that is its central accusation.  

    •  I'll supply one (5+ / 0-)

      check out the dedication that Clancy wrote in "Red Rabbit".  Something along the lines of "to Ronald Reagan, who saved the free world"

      “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

      by markdd on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 10:39:59 AM PDT

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      •  The President in Red Rabbit was very obviously (2+ / 0-)
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        Reagan, who was made to be a wonderful leader, ready to do whatever was necessary to eliminate any threat to the Pope.  Carter, on the other hand, was trashed by name in a backhanded compliment.   Thatcher also came out very well in that novel.

        Even with the right wing slant of Clancy's novels, I still enjoyed the early ones on a pure entertainment level (can't go wrong with a good commie plot :).  Once the cold war ended and Jack Ryan started getting promoted, his writing went downhill.  Environmentalists just aren't the compelling enemies that the KGB were.

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