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  • Reagan's son falls short of his father

    Ron Reagan's claim - without substantiation - that his father, former President Ronald Reagan, had Alzheimer's disease while in office, exposes junior as being opportunistic and disingenuous ("Misreading Reagan," Wednesday, Commentary).

  • BOOK REVIEW: Playing doctor and diplomat

    "What are you going to tell me about him that I don't already know?" This question from a friend, writes Ron Reagan, author of this book marking his father's 100th birthday on Feb. 6, "is entirely legitimate if a bit disquieting." It should be disquieting, for the answer is, nothing much.

  • ** FILE ** In this July 27, 2004, file photo, Ron Reagan, son former President Ronald Reagan, talks about stem cell research to the delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. Ronald Reagan's son suggests in a new book that his father suffered from the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease while he was still in the White House, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

    LAMBRO: Misreading Reagan

    President Reagan's son Ron has written a book that unfairly, and without any evidence, questions his father's mental capacity in the early to middle years of his presidency.

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  • "Sarah Palin is a soap opera, basically. She's doing mostly what she does to make money and keep her name in the news," Ron Reagan says.

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  • Also "a bit disquieting" is the technique the author adopts to spin out family history and chronicle his father's early years in Illinois, an approach pioneered by Edmund Morris in the infamous "Dutch; A Memoir of Ronald Reagan," a "much misunderstood" work Mr. Reagan says "comes as near as any book I've read to capturing my father's elusive nature."

    BOOK REVIEW: Playing doctor and diplomat →

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