Category Archives: Richard Nixon

Whose Ox is Being Gore(d)? The Essays of Gore Vidal

A Review of Gore Vidal, United States:  Essays 1952-1992 (New York: Broadway Books, 1993) Definition–“essay”:  “a short literary composition on a particular theme or subject, usually in prose and generally analytic, speculative, or interpretive.” (Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the … Continue reading

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Understanding Recent American History–“Nixonland,” or “The Age of Reagan”?

  [NOTE: Historical revisionism occurs when, every generation or so, the scholarly consensus about important events or individuals begins to shift.  Revisionism is not a concept that appeals to neophyte historians, or to “average Americans” trying to understand the past, many … Continue reading

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