One Man Against the World by Tim Weiner (Book Review)

(Disclosure: This post underwent minor revisions on April 3, 2019.) ONE MAN AGAINST THE WORLD: THE TRAGEDY OF RICHARD NIXON By Tim Weiner ©2015 369 Pages, Including Source Notes and Index $17.99 St. Martins Griffin Paperback (Originally in Hardcover) If you’re old enough to remember Watergate, some names are with you forever.  I can recall a parody album which a friend insisted on playing for me through the telephone.  I don’t remember how many times she did that, but a musical chorus with names of the scandal’s principals still repeats in my head occasionally. Consider what we don’t remember, or … Continue reading One Man Against the World by Tim Weiner (Book Review)

Dirty Tricks And The Voters Who Fall For Them

Disclaimer: The Twentieth Century events listed in this blog post are recalled from memory, although I learned about most of them secondhand because I wasn’t born until 1960.  Wikipedia was used to try to confirm dates, and if there are inaccuracies I apologize.  Readers who find errors are welcome to respond in the comments section with documentation, and if necessary I will make corrections. When we engage in important judgment calls, we must be alert to the possibility that people working against our interests are manipulating us.  Careful critical thinking is just part of being a responsible adult. On October … Continue reading Dirty Tricks And The Voters Who Fall For Them