Category Archives: Ronald Reagan

Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full 32

On page 1011 of Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, Conrad Black states: “The real problem had been the endless smearing of the president, the war of a thousand cuts over taxes, Cambodia, CREEP financing, dirty tricks, home improvements, … Continue reading

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Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full 15

For my blog post today on Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, my focus will be on President Lyndon Johnson’s handling of the economy.  What follows are some things that Black says about that issue: Page 477: … 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 2

I have two items for my blog post today about Joan Hoff’s Nixon Reconsidered. 1. On page 21, we read the following about President Richard Nixon’s environmental policy, specifically White House counsel John Ehrlichman’s contribution to it: “Often using poll … Continue reading

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In the Arena 2

I have two items for my blog post today about Richard Nixon’s In the Arena. 1.  On page 44, Richard Nixon says: “What separates the men from the boys in politics is that the boys seek office to be somebody … Continue reading

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Keep the Peace, or Rock the Boat?

This post will have three items, but all three items will revolve around a central topic.  What is that topic?  I guess that I’ll label it “Keeping the peace, versus rocking the boat.” 1.  I just finished a book from … Continue reading

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A 1988 Presidential Debate (Among Primary Candidates)

On YouTube, I watched a 1988 Presidential election debate that was moderated by Tom Brokaw.  Or, actually, it was two debates: it alternated between a debate among the Democratic primary candidates, and one among the Republican primary candidates. It’s definitely … Continue reading

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Michael Reagan’s “Mexico Held Back by Corruption”

I was looking through some conservative Townhall columns yesterday, trying to decide which ones to read.  One that I chose to read was Michael Reagan’s Mexico Held Back by Corruption.  Here are some of my favorite passages from it: “What … Continue reading

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Bureaucracies and Working the System

For my write-up today on W.A. Swanberg’s Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, a book about Socialist Norman Thomas, I’ll use as my starting-point something that Swanberg says on page 196: “Because [Thomas] became known as an easy mark, he constantly … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician 17

On page 509 of Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician, author Stephen Ambrose quotes President Richard Nixon’s thoughts about the conflict between his National Security Adviser, Henry Kissinger, and his Secretary of State, William Rogers.  Nixon said: “I’m sorry about … Continue reading

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