Jul 23, 2019
Former Whitehouse speech writer Kasey Pipes has written a book about resurgence of Nixon's historical profile. While Nixon resigned in disgrace and was generally reviled by future generations of politicians, he's had a comeback. While Trump is certainly much different that Nixon, they have a number of things in common, particularly their pragmatic America First foreign policy. The idea of making the world safe for democracy is foreign to both. They have been far more concerned about how America will benefit. Trump has shown this in his overwhelming opposition to military adventurism. Nixon avoided military entanglements after the Vietnam War ended. One affect of Nixon's economic policy gravely affected the world economic system. The 1971 closing of the gold window is still being felt today. And interesting read.