Tag Archives: FDR

Norman Thomas on the New Deal

In my post today about W.A. Swanberg’s Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, I’ll talk about Socialist Norman Thomas’ views regarding President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. This will probably not be the last time that I discuss Norman Thomas’ views on … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, History, Political Philosophy, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Norman Thomas on the Soviet Union, Government, and Religion

My latest reading of W.A. Swanberg’s Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist covered Thomas’ views on the Soviet Union, the 1932 platform of the Socialist Party, and Thomas’ changing religious views. Thomas was critical of the Soviet Union’s tyranny, favored “evolutionary … Continue reading

Posted in Communism, History, Political Philosophy, Politics, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 20

In my write-up today on Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician, I’ll talk about Fidel Castro, the Communist leader of Cuba. Fidel Castro replaced Fulgencio Batista as leader of Cuba on January 1, 1959.  Four months later, the … Continue reading

Posted in Communism, History, Political Philosophy, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , , ,

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

Posted in History, Political Philosophy, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 6

In my latest reading of Nixon: The Education of a Politician, Stephen Ambrose talked about the Alger Hiss case.  I did not finish Ambrose’s discussion of it, but I’ll comment on what I did read. Let me start this post … Continue reading

Posted in Communism, History, Political Philosophy, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Clear and Present Dangers 4

I have two items for my write-up today on M. Stanton Evans’ Clear and Present Dangers: A Conservative View of America’s Government (copyright 1975). 1.  A significant point in my reading of Evans’ book thus far has been that the … Continue reading

Posted in George W. Bush, Health Care, Political Philosophy, Politics | Tagged , , , , , ,