Jonah Goldberg is tired of hearing how Reagan was a pragmatist, sacrificing ideals for expediency. "Ideology, properly understood, is a checklist of priorities and principles. And conservative ideology explicitly accepts that compromise is part of life, since this world can never be made as perfect as the next. Reagan left this world better than he found it because he never stopped being an ideologue when it mattered."
If I get the time, I'll delve in deeper (a little note to self...)