Ronald Reagan, Warmed Over

ACADEME BLOG

Over this past week, Hank Reichman has been posting materials related to the attack on tenure in Wisconsin.

I think that it might be helpful to many of us who live outside of Wisconsin to have a more precise perspective on Scott Walker and what has been driving his radical political agenda in Wisconsin—especially since he is commonly acknowledged to be one of the frontrunners for the Republican presidential nomination.

To that end, I’d like to recommend a substantial and insightful profile of Walker just published by the Washington Spectator, a publication of the Public Concern Foundation. The article by Jud Lounsbury is titled “Scott Walker’s Long Crusade.”

Here are the introductory paragraphs:

“When Scott Walker met 91-year-old Nancy Reagan in 2012, he told her he had a personal connection with her late husband: Walker’s recall election had fallen on the anniversary of President Reagan’s death.

“Back home in…

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