Robert Parry is the journalist who broke the Iran Contra scandal. The corporate media prefer to lionize Naval Intelligence insider Bob Woodward over the far more trivial Watergate because the last thing the elites need is people taking a closer look at the ground zero of American corruption Guns for drugs for cash for more guns, more drugs and more cash and the cycle continued. If there's any chunk of history that has given me an A-Ha moment it's hanging around the Iran Contra evidence because it links to everything. Particularly the Bush crime dynasty.
You just can't go wrong researching it. The names you need to know pop up like mushrooms on meth.