The New(t) Nixon

Doyle McManus bets the former speaker won’t succeed as Nixon did in 1968 but the similarities are striking. When Richard M. Nixon ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968, he faced a daunting problem: A lot of voters just didn’t like him. Nixon had made his name in politics as an angry, partisan hatchet […]

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There’s Something About Nixon

I can’t explain my soft spot for Richard Nixon. Don’t get me wrong — his politics were toxic and I’m by no means a defender. But he’s just so damn interesting. Maybe I just miss the days when we had smart, albeit amoral, politicians (his strategic manipulation of the USSR and China was brilliant; the […]

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