Tag Archives: Lyndon Johnson

Book Write-Up: The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents, by David L. Holmes

David L. Holmes.  The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents: From Truman to Obama.  Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 2012.  See here to buy the book. David L. Holmes teaches religious studies at the College of William and Mary.  About … Continue reading

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Norman Thomas and the Anti-War Movement

My latest reading of W.A. Swanberg’s Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist was about Thomas’ views on the anti-war movement in the 1960’s.  Norman Thomas was a six-time Socialist candidate for President of the United States. Thomas was opposed to the … Continue reading

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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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Psalm 101: Does Character Matter?

For my weekly quiet time this week, I will blog about Psalm 101, or, more accurately, I will use Psalm 101 as a starting-point to talk about the character of leaders.  Psalm 101 is probably a Psalm by an Israelite … Continue reading

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