Monthly Archives: August 2013

Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full 7

For my post today about Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, I’ll use as my starting-point something that Black says on page 246.  The context is the controversy about Richard Nixon’s fund during the 1952 Presidential election.  … Continue reading

Posted in History, Political Philosophy, Politics

Psalm 123

I have two items for this my blog post about Psalm 123. 1.  Psalm 123:2 says (in the King James Version): “Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Psalms, Religion, Weekly Quiet Time

Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full 6

For my blog post today about Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, I will highlight what Conrad Black says on pages 211-212 about Adlai Stevenson, the Democratic candidate for President in 1952.  Black mentions Stevenson’s background as … Continue reading

Posted in History, Political Philosophy, Politics, Television, West Wing

Purification of Body and Soul

On page 287 of Verus Israel (translated into the English by H. McKeating), Marcel Simon talks about how ancient Christians distinguished Jewish baptism from Christian baptism: “Sometime when they use the word baptism they are thinking of the regular ablutions, … Continue reading

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Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full 5

I have two items for my post today about Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full.  We’re in the time of the Truman Administration, and Richard Nixon is a United States Senator representing the state of California.  These … Continue reading

Posted in Communism, History, Political Philosophy, Politics

Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full 4

For my blog post today about Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, I’ll talk about Black’s discussion of the Alger Hiss case, in which ex-Communist Whittaker Chambers accused Alger Hiss of being a Communist spy when Hiss … Continue reading

Posted in Communism, History, Politics

Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full 3

For my blog post today about Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, I will use as my starting-point something that Black says on page 126.  The subject is President Harry Truman’s run for re-election in 1948. “Truman … Continue reading

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Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full 2

For my blog post today about Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, I’ll use as my starting-point something that Black says on page 47: “Because [Nixon] was not confident of his ability to cajole or charm or … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Movies, Politics, Social Skills

Lincoln (2012)

I watched the 2012 movie Lincoln last night.  I don’t go to the theater much these days, so I wait instead for movies to come out on DVD.  I remember when Lincoln was in the theaters, and I read this … Continue reading

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Processing Church This Morning

I’m still processing a social encounter from church this morning.  I walked in and shook someone’s hand, asking him how he was doing.  Later, we had the passing of the peace, and I asked this same gentleman how he was … Continue reading

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