Go to Part 2 Pathological Horrors. The popular and electoral landslide for which Nixon yearned had always eluded him. In 1972, he ran for re-election against Senator George McGovern from Sout Dakota. According to journalist Stewart Alsop, Nixon did not regard his opponent as a homme sérieux — a man to be taken seriously. McGovern had […]
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Go to Part 1 Political “Nobility” in South Texas. Truman was not the first, nor would he be the last, beneficiary of a corrupt election, propelling him to the supreme prize in American politics. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas followed closely behind him. The man from the hill country was elected to Congress in 1937, […]
Zbigniew K. Brzezinski, Johns Hopkins University professor and leading national security advisor to President Jimmy Carter, once suggested that, as a partial cure for what ails the country of Syria, the United States and other world powers consider supervising elections there. This recommendation is curious, for one of the most unspeakable truths in America is […]