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Norman Thomas on Eisenhower, Guatemala, and Kennedy

I have three items for my write-up today on W.A. Swanberg’s biography of Norman Thomas, the six-time Socialist candidate for President of the United States.  The biography is entitled Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist. 1.  Norman Thomas was concerned about … 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 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

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The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years 6

In my latest reading of The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years, 1946-1952, Irwin Gellman talked about the Subversive Activities Control bill of 1948, which was introduced by representatives Karl Mundt of South Dakota and Richard Nixon of California and … Continue reading

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