Statement of Reagan Biographer Craig Shirley on Salon’s Interview with Rick Perlstein

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For Rick Perstein to gratuitously attack Richard Viguerie is beyond laughable. Richard Viguerie is an important figure in American political history. Rick Perlstein has been forever branded as a serial plagiarist.

No one takes him seriously.

As a so-called historian, Perlstein is an extremely poor one. Pat Robertson did not win the New Hampshire GOP primary in 1988—or in any year.

Perlstein even fails open book tests.