Reagan softened political debate with his humor
Political divisions even during the coldest era of the Cold War seemed to be narrower than today. If that’s the case, maybe it’s because the politicians debated their views in a more friendly and civilized manner? Yes, they knew that holding on to their principles were important but they were careful to respect the dignity of humanity even more. Perhaps the former President Ronald Reagan’s humor aided him to debate against his opponents in a honorable way.