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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

Buy Love Monkey for $4! "Hilarious"--Maslin, NY Times. "Exceedingly readable and wickedly funny romantic comedy"--S.F. Chronicle. "Loud and brash, a helluva lot of fun"--Entertainment Weekly. "Engaging romp, laugh-out-loud funny"-CNN. "Shrewd, self-deprecating, oh-so-witty. Smith's ruthless humor knows no bounds"--NPR

Buy A Christmas Caroline for $10! "for those who prefer their sentimentality seasoned with a dash of cynical wit. A quick, enjoyable read...straight out of Devil Wears Prada"--The Wall Street Journal

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    Reagan Derangement Syndrome Just Won’t Die

    By kyle | July 1, 2017

    A new doc dismisses the Great Communicator as a trickster who fooled us all with his acting gifts. Isn’t there more to the Reagan story, though? My review.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    One Response to “Reagan Derangement Syndrome Just Won’t Die”

    1. K Says:
      July 11th, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      Attacking the other side’s icons is par for the battle for the electorate’s hearts and minds. For example, just finished reading Howie Carr’s “Kennedy Babylon” which frankly was delicious. All the Kennedy family’s drunken, lecherous and power mad peccadillos in one easy to read tome.