Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s - Pages 162-194 Summary & Analysis

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Thompson writes about Reagan's veto of sanctions on South Africa in "The South African Problem". Thompson believes that the veto will probably be overruled by two thirds majorities in both houses of Congress because too many members of Congress would have to change their votes to keep Reagan's veto intact. Thompson hypothesizes that Reagan is preparing to take in massive refugees from South Africa's Afrikaner population.

Reagan is meeting with Gorbachev shortly after having his veto on sanctions for South Africa overruled in "Loose Cannon on the Deck". The defeat has made Reagan angry, but Thompson thinks it might be a complicated plot to maintain Republican control of the Senate. Thompson also believes that Reagan might botch negotiations with the Soviets because of his anger over the failure of his veto.

"Let the Good Times Roll" is about all the people who died...

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