Lecture 24

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May 28, 2008 Page 1 of 2 Lecture 24 The Best of Times, The Worst of Times 1986-87: The Worst of Times The stock market crashes in 1987 = a financial deficient Reagan attempted to move the Supreme Court into a more conservative direction by nominating Robert Dork to the court the nomination failed The Iran-Contra affair was seen as a flop for Reagan 1986-87: The Best of Times He made tremendous progress with the Soviets nuclear agreement Saves his historical reputation by achieving the reputation as the man who had won the Cold War 1981-84: Phase I Mistrust of Communism In September of 1983, the Soviets shot down a Korean Airlines flight that veered into Soviet airspace on its way from New York to Seoul Reagan did not nuke them, but instead rallied discontent Reagan saw world politics as a morality play of forces of good and evil He derailed the limited progress of arms control offered agreements to the Soviets that he knew they would not accept
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