Daily Archives: June 13, 2013

Ambrose’s Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 6

On page 166 of Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990, Stephen Ambrose says that Richard Nixon “liked Israel because of its underdog status and ‘screw you’ attitude toward the rest of the world.”  Yet, on the very next page, Ambrose quotes … Continue reading

Posted in History, Politics

Norman Thomas and His Son Evan

For my write-up today on W.A. Swanberg’s Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, which is about six-time Socialist candidate for President Norman Thomas, I’ll focus on what Swanberg says on page 334 about Thomas’ relationship with his son Evan (who presumably … Continue reading

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