Tag Archives: Richard Nixon

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 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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The Small Farmer and Socialism (With Some Interesting Stuff on Pacifism)

On page 216 of his biography on six-time Socialist U.S. Presidential candidate Norman Thomas, entitled Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, W.A. Swanberg quotes a New York Times article that said the following: “Norman Thomas has proved an eye-opener to European … Continue reading

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Starting a Biography on Norman Thomas

I started Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, by W.A. Swanberg.  Norman Thomas was the Socialist Party’s candidate for President of the United States between 1928-1948. Why am I reading this book?  For a variety of reasons.  I became somewhat interested … Continue reading

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RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Volume 2: 17

In my March 31, 2013 post, “RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Volume 2:17”, I talked about Nixon’s discussion of the 1973 attack on Israel by Syria and Egypt.  The U.S. was providing military supplies to Israel, whereas Arabs received … Continue reading

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RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Volume 2: 16

In my write-up today on volume 2 of Richard Nixon’s memoirs, I’ll talk about Watergate, and also the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew, who was Nixon’s first Vice-President. 1.  For my first item, I’ll use as my starting-point the resignation … Continue reading

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RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Volume 2: 12

For my write-up today on volume 2 of Richard Nixon’s memoirs, I’ll use as my starting-point something that Nixon says on page 356: “‘Whatever we say about Harry Truman,’ I said, ‘while it hurt him, a lot of people admired … Continue reading

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RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Volume 2: 7

My latest reading of volume 2 of Richard Nixon’s memoirs focused on the Vietnam War.  I have two items. 1.  In an earlier post on this book, I talked about Nixon’s discussion of the topic of Vietnamese civilian casualties in … Continue reading

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RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Volume 2: 6

I have three items for my write-up today on volume 2 of Richard Nixon’s memoirs. 1.  A couple of posts ago, I wrote about Watergate.  In that particular post, I said that Nixon admitted that he sought to encourage the … Continue reading

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RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Volume 2: 4

In my latest reading of volume 2 of Richard Nixon’s memoirs, the topic of Watergate was discussed.  In June 1972, five men were arrested for breaking into the Watergate hotel, where the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee was located.  … Continue reading

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