In the Eye of the Storm

He had just presided over one of the more acrimonious Senate hearings in recent memory, but as he leaned back in a cushioned rocking chair, sipping a cup of coffee in his modestly decorated office, Richard Lugar seemed unperturbed, even placid. The Indiana Republican's composure belied the fact that he was caught smack between two formidable forces: the growing clamor in Congress for punitive sanctions against South Africa and the Administration's continued resistance to such measures. As both a loyal Reaganaut and an independent-minded chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Lugar found himself in the unenviable position of trying to...

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