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Book Write-Up: Keynes Hayek, by Nicholas Wapshott

Nicholas Wapshott.  Keynes Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics.  New York and London: W.W. Norton and Company, 2011.  See here to buy the book. John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek were economists who profoundly impacted the twentieth century, and … Continue reading

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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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James Brady

James Brady has passed on.  Brady was President Ronald Reagan’s press secretary, who was paralyzed as a result of John Hinkley’s assassination attempt on the President.  Brady and his wife, Sarah, became activists for gun control. I watched a movie … Continue reading

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Reagan and South Africa

I was watching ABC This Week this afternoon.  (It’s on in the morning, but I tape it while I am at church, then I watch it in the afternoon.)  The topic at the beginning of the episode was Nelson Mandela, … Continue reading

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Tricky Dick and the Pink Lady 7

I have three items for my write-up today on Tricky Dick and the Pink Lady: Richard Nixon vs. Helen Gahagan Douglas—-Sexual Politics and the Red Scare, 1950, a book about Richard Nixon’s 1950 race for the U.S. Senate against Democrat … 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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Bruce Bartlett’s The New American Economy 7: Europe, and Concluding Thoughts

I finished Bruce Bartlett’s The New American Economy: The Failure of Reaganomics and a New Way Forward. In my latest reading, Bartlett continued to promote the Value Added Tax (VAT) as a way for the federal government to raise revenue … Continue reading

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