Daily Archives: June 18, 2013

Ambrose’s Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 11

On pages 310-311 of Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990, Stephen Ambrose discusses President Richard Nixon’s 1974 plan for campaign finance reform: “In a radio address, he recommended more detailed financial disclosures, sharp limits on what individual contributors could give (no … Continue reading

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Non-Partisanship, Military Stimulus, and Kennedy’s Religion

I have three items for my write-up today on W.A. Swanberg’s biography of six-time Socialist candidate for President, Norman Thomas.  The biography is entitled Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist. 1.  Swanberg narrates that Thomas’ newspaper column eventually came to lose … Continue reading

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