Monthly Archives: August 2013

Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full 1

I started Conrad Black’s 2007 biography of Richard Nixon, entitled Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full.  I was initially hesitant to read Black’s book for My Year (or More) of Nixon, since I already have enough books about Nixon … Continue reading

Posted in Books, History, Political Philosophy, Politics

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I finished Joan Hoff’s Nixon Reconsidered.  I have three items. 1.  I liked something that Hoff said on pages 344-345: “…the parents of those born after 1974 either strongly opposed or supported Nixon for reasons their children still do not … Continue reading

Posted in Family, History, Political Philosophy, Politics

Psalm 122

Psalm 122 is about going to Jerusalem, as well as desiring Jerusalem’s prosperity and peace.  Last week, I shared songs about Psalm 121.  This week, allow me to share this song, which is about the first line of Psalm 122: … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, I Kings, Music, Psalms, Religion

Nixon Reconsidered 7

I have two items for my blog post today about Joan Hoff’s Nixon Reconsidered. 1.  My first item will concern whether the United States should intervene in other countries.  Hoff has a section in her book, “THIRD WORLD MISTAKES”, in … Continue reading

Posted in Communism, History, Political Philosophy, Politics

My Blog is 6!

Today is my blog’s sixth birthday!  What I want to do in this post is to share with you my goals for this coming year of blogging, including my struggles over what some of my goals will be. My plan … Continue reading

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Nixon Reconsidered 6

In my blog post today about Joan Hoff’s Nixon Reconsidered, I will talk about detente.  Detente literally means a “relaxing or easing of tensions between nations” (page 183).  Under President Richard Nixon, detente included agreements with the Soviet Union on … Continue reading

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Nixon Reconsidered 5

For my blog post today about Joan Hoff’s Nixon Reconsidered, my topic will be the so-called “madman theory.” What’s the “madman theory”?  According to Nixon aide H.R. Haldeman, in his book The Ends of Power, Nixon during the 1968 campaign … Continue reading

Posted in Communism, History, Politics

Nixon Reconsidered 4

I have three items for my blog post today about Joan Hoff’s Nixon Reconsidered. 1. On page 109, Hoff says the following about Nixon’s stance on equal rights for women: “Nixon told me in 1983 that his family (his wife … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, Political Philosophy, Politics, Race

Nixon Reconsidered 3

I have three items for my blog post today on Joan Hoff’s Nixon Reconsidered. 1.  On page 82, Hoff talks about a controversial report that President Richard Nixon’s liberal adviser, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, wrote about African-Americans.  The report covered a … Continue reading

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The Newsroom: “The Greater Fool” (the End of Season 1)

I finished Season 1 of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom last night.  I have two reactions, both of which are about the last episode of Season 1, entitled “The Greater Fool.” 1.  Will McAvoy is a news anchor, who has recently … Continue reading

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