An Edge of Anger

The public anguish of an honorable man

For George Shultz, a proud man with a strong sense of what is proper, it was a painful task. Before a national television audience, the Secretary of State described how he and his department had been humiliated, betrayed and ignored, cut out of some of the Reagan Administration's most crucial foreign policy decisions. For the U.S. as well, the witness Shultz bore was painful. His blunt description of "guerrilla warfare" within the Administration, his public denunciation of the way things were run and his refusal to tone down his criticism would have been extraordinary coming from a junior bureaucrat. Coming from...

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