Tag Archives: Chiang Kaishek

The Lonely Individual

In my latest reading of W.A. Swanberg’s Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, which is about six-time Socialist candidate for President Norman Thomas, I saw example after example of Thomas alienating people whenever he took a stand. Thomas was opposed to … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 8

For my write-up today on Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician, I’d like to use as my starting-point how Ambrose characterizes the Old Guard of the Republican Party, which was influential during Richard Nixon’s time in Congress. On … Continue reading

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The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years 11

My latest reading of Irwin Gellman’s The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years, 1946-1952 was about Richard Nixon’s 1950 campaign for the U.S. Senate against Democrat Helen Gahagan Douglas.  A big issue in that campaign was on whether or not … Continue reading

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