Tag Archives: Herbert Hoover

Book Write-Up: Coolidge, by Amity Shlaes

Amity Shlaes.  Coolidge.  HarperCollins, 2013. Amity Shlaes is a conservative.  And she appears to be a fairly well-connected conservative: How many Acknowledgements have you read that thank a recent President (in this case, George W. Bush), saying that this former … Continue reading

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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

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The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years 14

For my write-up today on The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years, 1946-1952, I’ll use as my starting-point something that Irwin Gellman states on page 394. “In late July 1950, Nixon attended the annual Midsummer Encampment at the Bohemian Grove, … Continue reading

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