Monthly Archives: June 2013

Ambrose’s Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 14

For my blog post today about Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990, I’ll talk about something that Stephen Ambrose says on page 405: “Kissinger remarked, ‘In destroying himself, Nixon had wrecked the lives of almost all who had come into contact … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Religion

Norman Thomas and the Anti-War Movement

My latest reading of W.A. Swanberg’s Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist was about Thomas’ views on the anti-war movement in the 1960’s.  Norman Thomas was a six-time Socialist candidate for President of the United States. Thomas was opposed to the … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 13

For my blog post today about Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990, I’ll highlight something that Stephen Ambrose says on page 378, about television. “A major difference between Nixon’s generation and the baby boomers was television…The baby boomers spent more time … Continue reading

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Thomas the Public Speaker

On page 447 of Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, which is a biography of six-time Socialist candidate for President Norman Thomas, W.A. Swanberg quotes New Republic editor Bruce Bliven’s assessment in 1963 of Norman Thomas’ public speaking abilities: “He has … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 12

For my blog post today about Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990, I’ll quote something that Stephen Ambrose says on page 368.  The topic is the reaction of foreign countries to President Richard Nixon’s scandals. “Even Western Europeans, living in democratic … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, School

Persuasion; National Institution

I have three items on my latest reading of W.A. Swanberg’s Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist.  Norman Thomas was a six-time Socialist candidate for President of the United States. 1.  I wondered in my last post how Thomas proposed to … Continue reading

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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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Ambrose’s Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 10

For my blog post today on Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990, I’ll talk about a statement that President Richard Nixon made in a March 21, 1973 meeting, which was recorded on tape.  Nixon was discussing the option of … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Postmodernism

Norman Thomas on Eisenhower, Guatemala, and Kennedy

I have three items for my write-up today on W.A. Swanberg’s biography of Norman Thomas, the six-time Socialist candidate for President of the United States.  The biography is entitled Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist. 1.  Norman Thomas was concerned about … Continue reading

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