The Presidency: Gulliver's Travails

Gulliver's Travails

Washington, as is so often the case, has turned the issue on its head. The capital question of the year, it seems, will be: What did Ronald Reagan do to create "Iranamuck"? Instead, the question should be: What is Reagan capable of doing now? At last count, nine separate and distinct committees, commissions, groups, gangs, panels, conclaves and councils had been set up to investigate one or all of the parts of the affair. That is a formidable force for anybody to face, even Ronald Reagan, he of monumental disdain for the catcalls from the galleries. The President might just decide...

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