Reagan: Hardening the Line

The President talks tough, but the policies are not always in train

The President talks tough, but the policies are not always in train

Ronald Reagan has never shown any particular longing to be his own Secretary of State, nor any reticence about expressing his strongly held views about the state of the world and America's role in it. But of late something seems awry in the connection between these two propositions. It was only last summer that moderation, pragmatism, flexibility were the words that nearly everyone used in anticipating the Administration's post-Haig approach to foreign policy. Those were...

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