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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 18

My latest reading of Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician covered Vice-President Richard Nixon’s visit to the Soviet Union, as well as advice that Nixon received from prominent figures about strategy for his 1960 run for President. Ambrose … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 17

On page 510 of Nixon: The Education of a Politician, Stephen Ambrose states that President Dwight Eisenhower focused on the gains the United States had made, whereas Vice-President Richard Nixon tended to look at the losses.  Ambrose attributes this to … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 16

A few years ago, economist Bruce Bartlett wrote an article that commented on the Republican Party’s historical stance on tax cuts.  Bartlett states the following: “Once upon a time Republicans thought that budget deficits were bad, that it was immoral … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 14

My latest reading of Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician concerned Richard Nixon’s stance on race during the 1956 Presidential election, and also his support as Vice-President for allowing more Hungarian refugees into the U.S., when there was … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 13

In my latest reading of Nixon: The Education of a Politician, Stephen Ambrose talked about Dwight Eisenhower’s wavering over whether or not Richard Nixon would be his Vice-Presidential candidate in 1956. Why was Eisenhower thinking about dropping Nixon?  First, there … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 12

A while back, I was browsing in a bookstore and I saw a book about President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vietnam.  The historical narrative that I had long heard was that President John F. Kennedy was the President who began … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 11

My latest reading of Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician was about the fall of Senator Joseph McCarthy.  Nixon, as Vice-President, had the task of trying to restrain McCarthy, who was attacking some of President Dwight Eisenhower’s appointees.  … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 9

In my write-up today on Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician, I’ll talk some about Richard Nixon’s relationship with Dwight Eisenhower.  This will be based on what I have read so far in Ambrose’s book, however, not what … 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 15

I have two items for my write-up today on Irwin Gellman’s The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years, 1946-1952. 1.  One narrative that Gellman seeks to refute says that, in 1952, Nixon was waffling in whom he was supporting to … Continue reading

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