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Secretary of State George Schultz testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the Reagan administration's current policies toward South Africa and proposed sanctions against their government, July 23, 1986.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

The Buchanan Channel: How the Pro-Apartheid Movement Undercut the Reagan Administration's Anti-Sanctions Effort, 1985–1987

Thu., Nov. 5, 2020 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm


Speaker: Augusta Dell'Omo, Ernest May Fellow in History & Policy, International Security Program

This seminar examines how the institutional failure of the Reagan White House to invigorate a sterile sanctions debate created a window of opportunity for pro–South Africa conservatives. Led by White House Director of the Office of Communications Patrick Buchanan, a cadre of pro–South Africa Congressmen, and South Africa's surrogates, the pro-apartheid movement injected a white supremacist dialogue into the White House's discussions on sanctions policy that fundamentally undercut the efforts of the White House to rally a successful veto defense

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