Sunday, February 6, 2011
Here's one for the Ronald Reagan centennial. There's a lot of talk about putting Reagan on a coin or on currency. My sense of it is that Reagan should clearly be behind at least three people who we currently don't honor that way: James Madison, who is extraordinarily under-memorialized; Harry Truman, who is generally rated higher than Reagan by most scholars, and Martin Luther King Jr., who is in the odd position of being one of a very small group of Americans honored with a national holiday but not featured on American money. Do you indeed believe Reagan should be ahead of those three? Who would you bump to make room for him?