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RIPIsaacKappy 2 points ago +2 / -0

There's a reason Nixon and McCarthy are still vilified to this day.

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ThePopCan [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

For the longest time, I thought he was rotten, then I read Conrad Black's biography of Nixon (after having enjoyed Black's biography of President Trump), and then saw how Nixon got screwed re: China by the American deep state and the neoliberals.

His "Real War" is a phenomenal book, and if you swap out "Soviet" with "CCP", it is a better strategy text than Elbridge Colby's latest, 'Strategy of Denial'.

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TrumpWinz 2 points ago +2 / -0

Great fucking quote OP.

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ThePopCan [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thanks dude. I collected a bunch of them here: https://www.memeamericagifagain.com/post/richard-nixon-the-real-war

One of my favorites from the book: “Edith Hamilton, a historian of ancient Greece, once wrote, ‘To the Greeks of that day their most precious possession, freedom, was the distinguishing mark between East and West… “You do not know what freedom is,” Herodotus reports a Greek saying to a Persian. “If you did you would fight for it with bare hands if you had no weapons.”’ Freedom is still the distinguishing mark between East and West.”

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TrumpWinz 2 points ago +2 / -0

It is truly enlightening to see how culture truly does precede social structure.

Greeks largely lived in small city states, the polis, because their geography was largely islands and mountains. Self governance was a requirement as no one power could rule over all of Greece even if they tried.

Egyptians, Babylonians, and then the Persians when they took over the Babylonian infrastructure, formed up around critical choke points of river systems. So an administrative class formed up to manage resources, and then the surrounding terrain of flatter lands made it much easier for a large central power to project force across the surrounding area.

One culture developed the concept of citizens and self governance, while the others stayed subjects to a king/emperor.

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SHILL_DETECTOR 2 points ago +2 / -0

Based af

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ColonelTravis 2 points ago +2 / -0

Nixon may have made his fair share of mistakes, but he was 100% right about the media.

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LevonRiver 0 points ago +2 / -2

And that's only part of why "Watergate" was a CIA hoax to take him out. Read Ashton Gray's exposé Watergate: The Hoax if you want the TRUTH about Watergate.