I was never a big Reagan fan. There was always more small-government talk than action. And in foreign affairs, there wasn't even talk. But I will say this: I despised most of his enemies, for they were the type who believe that anyone who opposes activist government is a bumpkin whose views deserve no response. By the way, my favorite picture of him is the one of him reading The Freeman while on an airplane, with Nancy asleep next to him, her head on his shoulder. As Steve says below, he really was interested in ideas.