Richard Nixon

1968: A New Dawn

Review of Luke Nichter’s new book “The Year That Broke Politics: Collusion and Chaos in the Presidential Election of 1968”

“Golda,” Nixon & Russia

Perhaps Meir, who supposedly believed Russia never changes, would also note that Russia never learns.

Deep State Theology

Claims about a dark “deep state” 50 years ago or now distract from addressing an always more challenging reality.

PBS’s “The Movement & The Madman”

Reinhold Niebuhr would recognize the nuances that this documentary chose to ignore.  

The Wisdom of Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative

Ronald Reagan expanded upon the doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction to strengthen American nuclear deterrence

Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy by Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger has done it again with the publication of this outstanding book on leadership. 

Taliban Surge & Nebuchadnezzar

Presumably the consequences in Afghanistan will be tragic as in Indochina.

America’s Afghanistan Withdrawal: The Rhymes and Lessons of History
America’s Afghanistan Withdrawal: The Rhymes and Lessons of History

History may not repeat itself, as Mark Twain is credited with saying, but it does indeed rhyme sometimes. Sadly, the American people and their leaders are not interested in the rhymes or lessons of history.

WASP Brahmin & Killing Diem

Lodge was governed by a WASP devotion to American interests and to democratic fair play that drove his role toward displacing the autocratic Diem.