Sorting out the likely political consequences of the Iran-contra scandal is a difficult process. The scandal comes at a time when American politics have become exceptionally fluid, with the Democrats just beginning to regain their voice and the Republicans weakened by the results of the 1986 election. Among those active in the political process, the controversy has produced a complex mixture of responses: a combination of indignation and delight on the left; dismay and anger on the right; and...
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