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When Nixon Told Us Invading Cambodia Would Save Civilization
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When Nixon Told Us Invading Cambodia Would Save Civilization
May 1, 2019

Forty-nine years ago, on the evening of April 30, 1970, President Richard Nixon appeared on television to address the nation. Although his administration was in the process of withdrawing US forces from Vietnam, the purpose of Nixon’s presentation was to announce an expansion of the ongoing conflict. As he spoke, American and South Vietnamese (ARVN) combat units were crossing into Cambodia, a nominally neutral country that had long served as a de facto sanctuary and logistics base for the North Vietnamese Army (NVA).

Trump’s Attempt to Weaponize NSA Against His Enemies
April 21, 2019

Not since the Nixon administration has a US president flagrantly attempted to use the NSA to involve itself in a domestic law enforcement matter in pursuit of an Oval Office cover-up.

Trump’s Attempt to Weaponize NSA Against His Enemies
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Russiagate is Not Watergate
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Russiagate is Not Watergate
April 8, 2019

In the months ahead, as much as it is urgent to “resist” Trump and all things Trumpian, it is urgent to fight back against the Democratic Party establishment and its media epigones, the lesser enemy, as it were, but an enemy nonetheless.

Democrats Hope for a Richard Nixon Repeat
September 8, 2018

2019 looks to be the year of bellum omnium contra omnes, the war of all against all. Entertaining, for sure, but how many more of these coups d’etat can the Republic sustain before a new generation says enough of all this?

Democrats Hope for a Richard Nixon Repeat
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Trump’s Foreign Policy Is That of Nixon’s and Reagan’s on Steroids
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Trump’s Foreign Policy Is That of Nixon’s and Reagan’s on Steroids
August 26, 2018

Donald Trump’s foreign policy, like much of his domestic policy, is a throwback to the worst right-wing excesses of the Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan administrations.

The Trump Doctrine: A Non-Doctrine of Foreign Policy
June 1, 2017

Every American president since Franklin D. Roosevelt has been known for a doctrinal U.S. foreign policy. That was the case until Donald Trump became president. Unlike his predecessors, Trump’s foreign policy doctrine is one of not maintaining any doctrine beyond a bullet point list of lofty and generic goals…

The Trump Doctrine: A Non-Doctrine of Foreign Policy
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The Mad Man Theory: Trump & Taiwan’
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The Mad Man Theory: Trump & Taiwan’
December 10, 2016

In Niccolò Machiavelli's 1517 «Discourses on Livy»  the famous Italian historian and political philosopher argued that sometimes it is «a very wise thing to simulate madness». The «Madman» theory was indeed a consciously deployed facet of President Richard Nixon's foreign policy.

Dr Strangelove and Company at the Door of US Power
August 20, 2016

If you happened to be an anti-war protester during the Vietnam War, then the following interchange between the late President Richard  Nixon and his national security advisor, Henry Kissinger, is telling…

Dr Strangelove and Company at the Door of US Power
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