President Reagan Unprepared to Push the Button

Discussing his new book, The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution, Hayward asserts that Ronald Reagan was one of the most consequential presidents in American history. In foreign affairs, he presents Reagan as possessing unique insights into issues that had confounded the policy establishment for decades. But in this video, he presents Reagan's pacific tendencies and queasiness to exercise authority to use nuclear weapons.

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