No one remembers Abraham Lincoln’s agricultural policy

Friday, January 20th, 2006 11:59 pm by Neal

Amazingly, it was 25 years ago today that Ronald Wilson Reagan was inaugurated as the 40th President of the United States. On this occasion, check out What Reagan knew by Richard Reeves at

Reagan, a stubborn and determined old man not greatly interested in learning anything new, instinctively understood the presidency in important ways that were derided and mocked by many of his contemporaries. He knew the job was not managing the government, it was leading the nation. He knew words could be more important than deeds — and he was not ashamed of that. He knew the presidency was about trust and judgment, the way the man at the top handled the two or three big ones that came his way, usually unexpectedly. No one remembers Abraham Lincoln’s agricultural policy.

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