Your article was great fun, but I’m appalled, or perhaps embarrassed, by some learned professors listing Ronald Reagan as most overrated. History has surely not judged him yet—and won’t for many years. With all of history to consider, these men of letters show little perspective and considerable prejudice.
Perhaps instead of your inquiry to “historians,” with a preponderance of professors from the East, you should have opened your quest to your readers, from whom you might have had as many thoughtful, if not more illuminating, responses.
As a history buff and occasional freelancer, may I add American Heritage is fantastic. It has an exceptional range of topics from remarkable authors. Every issue is outstanding.