A Contradiction in Feminism? A Look Back at Nancy Reagan's Life

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Nancy Reagan — the First Lady at the height of the feminist movement -- died yesterday at the age of 94. She was famous for her adoring stare at the Hollywood actor who became Governor of California and then President of the United States. Writing for Newsweek, Eleanor Clift thought she was out of step with the women’s movement, but she had to change her assessment. Clift now covers politics for the Daily Beast.

President Reagan being sworn in for second term during
the private ceremony held at the White House 1985

Today’s Time magazine contains an article titled, “Nancy Reagan’s Surprising Feminist Gift to Hillary Clinton.” The author is Gil Troy, professor of History at McGill University…





Warren Olney