The Left and the 1984 Elections

Authors

  • Paul M. Sweezy
  • Harry Magdoff

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-035-09-1984-02_1

Keywords:

History, Political Economy

Abstract

In an interview with James Reston (New York Times, November 1, 1983), Speaker of the House of Representatives Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. is reported as saying of President Ronald Reagan: He only works three to three and a half hours a day. He doesn't do his homework. He doesn't read his briefing papers. He lacks the knowledge he should [have] on every sphere, whether it's the domestic or whether it's the international sphere…. He's hurt 70 million people out there. He's hurt so many people.

Published

1984-02-01

Issue

Section

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