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Reaganland: America’s Right Turn 1976-1980

Here are some highlights from this 2020 book by Rick Perlstein: * Ford began gaining—until his campaign was rocked by a gaffe. It turned on the issue of race. Richard Nixon had once been a friend to Martin Luther King … Continue reading

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New Shows

Reaganland: America’s Right Turn 1976-1980 (9-11-20) https://t.co/IbeLttcIWM — (((Luke Ford))) (@lukeford) September 11, 2020 The Rise Of The New Right – From Barry Goldwater To Donald Trump (9-8-20) https://t.co/jy85lrP26x — (((Luke Ford))) (@lukeford) September 8, 2020 The Rise Of The … Continue reading

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The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

Here are some highlights from this 2015 book by Rick Perlstein: * THIS BOOK IS ALSO A sort of biography of Ronald Reagan—of Ronald Reagan, rescuer. He had been a sullen little kid from a chaotic, alcoholic home, whose mother’s … Continue reading

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Public Neutrality

New Dealer writes on Steve Sailer: I’ve been able to laugh, shrug, or sigh through thousands of Saileresque vignettes, and remain of sound mind. Osterweil on looting and its sweetheart Lewis on abolition of the family nearly broke me. I … Continue reading

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Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America

Review: “…when Nixon turned down his admission to Harvard (because his father would not pay the train fare, which happened to my uncle too) he matriculated at Whittier College. There he attempted to join an elite student society, The Franklins. … Continue reading

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