Like their predecessors, the Presidents of today just throw up their hands.
Nixon regarded himself as having been cheated by life. He never got my vote.
History is everything that has ever happened.
I was too young for Korea and too old for Vietnam.
Jefferson owned slaves. He did not believe that all were created equal. He was a racist.
I was taught by professors who had done their schooling in the 1930s. Most of them were scornful of, even hated, big business.
Washington’s character was rock solid. He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues, which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice.
Even before Watergate and his resignation, Nixon had inspired conflicting and passionate emotions.
Reading your own material aloud forces you to listen.
The great wars of the 20th Century made it into the worst Century ever.
Neither Johnson nor his party nor the government as a whole were willing to raise, train, equip, and then send Vietnam sufficient manpower to do the job.
Trial by jury. Live wherever you can make a living. How could a government based on such principles fail?
Eisenhower is my choice as the American of the 20th Century. Of all the men I’ve studied and written about, he is the brightest and the best.
Washington and Jefferson were both rich Virginia planters, but they were never friends.
Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress.