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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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I finished Richard Nixon’s 1962 book, Six Crises.  I read the appendix, which has three speeches that Richard Nixon gave when he was Vice-President: One in Great Britain, one in the Soviet Union, and one as the Republican candidate for … Continue reading

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My latest reading of Richard Nixon’s 1962 book, Six Crises, focused on Nixon’s response to losing the 1960 Presidential election. Nixon tries to be a good loser.  Well, actually, he says that he hates losing, and he also has a … Continue reading

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On pages 367-368 of his 1962 book Six Crises, Richard Nixon talks about the religion issue in the 1960 Presidential election, specifically the fears that a number of Americans had that John F. Kennedy, who was a Roman Catholic, would … Continue reading

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I have three items for my write-up today on Richard Nixon’s 1962 book, Six Crises. 1.  On page 300, Nixon responds to the charge that, at the 1952 Republican National Convention, he agreed to deliver the California delegates to Dwight … Continue reading

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On page 272 of Six Crises, Richard Nixon says the following about Nikita Khrushchev of the Soviet Union: “As I look back over my conversations with Khrushchev, I could see how right my friend had been.  A picture of Khrushchev, … Continue reading

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In my latest reading of Richard Nixon’s 1962 book Six Crises, Nixon addresses the question of whether or not Nikita Khrushchev of the Soviet Union sincerely desired peace. On the one hand, the answer was “yes”.  A former Ambassador to … Continue reading

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In the chapter on President Dwight Eisenhower’s heart attack in his 1962 book, Six Crises, Richard Nixon lambastes some of the press for its treatment of Eisenhower after Eisenhower had a stroke.  Eisenhower after his stroke had difficulty expressing his … Continue reading

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When I was reading Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician, I wanted to write about the questions that President Dwight Eisenhower’s heart attack raised in terms of who would run the Executive Branch when the President wasn’t entirely … Continue reading

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In this post, I’ll talk some about Richard Nixon’s discussion of the Alger Hiss case in his 1962 book, Six Crises.  As I said yesterday, Nixon filled in a few of the gaps in my knowledge about the case (although … Continue reading

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