Daily Archives: June 24, 2013

Ambrose’s Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 17

For my blog post today about Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990, I’ll quote something that Stephen Ambrose says on page 509.  The context is David Frost’s 1977 interview of Richard Nixon.  Frost is reading to Nixon statements that Nixon made … Continue reading

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Concluding Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist

I finished W.A. Swanberg’s Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, which is about six-time Socialist Presidential candidate Norman Thomas. Swanberg closes the book with Thomas’ death in 1968.  Swanberg says that Thomas appealed to people’s better angels and got some results, … Continue reading

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