I am not a fan of Ronald Reagan, the man who accidentally saved the World from communism, while contributing to the deaths of thousands in Nicaragua and to a hugely unpleasant recession in the United States. The unpleasantness of the latter was magnified by our having to listen to British rock critics wank on about the wonder of Bruce Springsteen whining on about the consequences of “down-sizing” on record.

In today’s Observer magazine there is a graceful piece by son, Ron Reagan, that describes a swimming race with his father. Unfortunately I can’t link to it. A shame, because it’s much better than the usual celebrity confessional crap that fills the Sunday papers.