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US Politics: Scott Lucas on the BBC "The Myths of Ronald Reagan"

As a statue of Ronald Reagan is unveiled at the US Embassy in London today, I spoke with the BBC World Service's World Update about the myths surrounding the 40th President, considering how the dubious claim that he "won" the Cold War overtook all the difficulties and failures of his eight years in office.

Or, to re-phrase the great quote from the film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, "When the truth is in dispute, print the legend."

The discussion starts at the 50-second mark.

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