The world lost a great man on Saturday.
I had a poor knowledge of politics during Reagan’s presidency, but I have good memories of him. (My first memory of an American president was when my maternal grandmother expressed disenchantment with Jimmy Carter while he was on the TV.) I never understood Reagan well until my teenage years, well into Bush 1’s term.
I really liked this article: http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/ed_events/person.htm.