Must Reads of the Day
1. Perlstein on the untold story of Ronald Reagan’s conversion.
2. An intellectual hero of mine, Daniel Kahneman, on the cognitive predispositions we have that make it easier for hawks to the win arguments about war.
3. Via Brad Delong, declassified FBI files reveal the late chief justice William Renquist’s drug-induced psychosis. That, and the fact that in the run-up to each of his confirmation hearings, Nixon and Reagan solicited the FBI to help discredit Renquist’s critics.