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From the Nixon Shock to Biden-flation
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From the Nixon Shock to Biden-flation
August 25, 2021

This month marks fifty years since President Richard Nixon closed the “gold window” that had allowed foreign governments to exchange US dollars for gold. Nixon’s action severed the last link between the dollar and gold, transforming the dollar into pure fiat currency.

The Dollar’s Final Crash Down a Golden Matterhorn
July 13, 2021

Was Richard Nixon a real gold friend who understood the futility of tying a weakening dollar to gold which is the only currency that has survived in history? So was Nixon actually the instigator of the movement to FreeGold?

The Dollar’s Final Crash Down a Golden Matterhorn
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Into the Quagmire with Donald Rumsfeld
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Into the Quagmire with Donald Rumsfeld
July 5, 2021

By Patrick COCKBURN “A ruthless little bastard,” was President Richard Nixon’s verdict on Donald Rumsfeld as recorded by the Watergate tapes – and everything in his career, supremely successful until the Iraq war, confirmed that Nixon had read him correctly. Rumsfeld relished such tributes to […]

Ghosts of the American Republic
August 30, 2020

No issues were ever debated in Milwaukee. The proud Democrats followed the script of Republican Nixon in 1968. They refused to debate anything.

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Nixon-Trump vs. the Strategy of Tension
June 18, 2020

MAGA – which is a rehash of the American dream – simply cannot happen when society is viciously polarized; vast sectors of the middle class are being completely erased; and mass immigration is coming from the Global South.

Trump’s Vision for Africa: the 1960s
July 26, 2019

Although Donald Trump can barely place a single country in Africa, his few utterances on the continent have yielded what can only be described as a nostalgia for the 1960s. It was a decade that saw three white minority-ruled governments ruling in South Africa, Rhodesia, and the South African territory of South-West Africa.

Trump’s Vision for Africa: the 1960s
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Russiagate is No Watergate
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Russiagate is No Watergate
June 18, 2019

Now that Mueller has spent two years investigating and found no proof of a Trump-Putin conspiracy to hack the emails of the DNC and Clinton campaign, questions have arisen as to what the evidence was that caused the FBI to launch its unprecedented investigation of a presidential campaign and a newly elected president

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).

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