April 23
The Limits of the Reagan Revolution

President Reagan meeting with Contra leaders (L to R) Alfonso Robelo, Arturo Cruz and Adolfo Calero. In the officially released photo, Oliver North (at far right) was cropped out--a testimony to the sensitive nature of his activities.

Reagan's foreign policy successes were few and far between in his second term, largely due to the Iran-contra affair, one of the topics of today's class. We'll also be continuing on with the SDI saga, as the administration struggled to reconcile the President's messianic rhetoric with scientific realities.


bullet Fitzgerald, Way Out There in the Blue, pp. 314-459.
bullet Reading Notes
bullet Julie Wolf, "The Iran-Contra Affair."


bullet Lawrence Walsh report on Iran-contra affair, executive summary

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