The Nixon Agonistes Pa

The Nixon Agonistes Pa

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by Garry Wills
     
 

ISBN-10: 0618134328

ISBN-13: 9780618134328

Pub. Date: 11/14/2002

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

From one of America's most distinguished historians comes this classic analysis of Richard Nixon. By considering some of the president's opinions, Wills comes to the controversial conclusion that Nixon was actually a liberal. Both entertaining and essential, Nixon Agonistes captures a troubled leader and a struggling nation mired in a foolish Asian war, forfeiting

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From one of America's most distinguished historians comes this classic analysis of Richard Nixon. By considering some of the president's opinions, Wills comes to the controversial conclusion that Nixon was actually a liberal. Both entertaining and essential, Nixon Agonistes captures a troubled leader and a struggling nation mired in a foolish Asian war, forfeiting the loyalty of its youth, puzzled by its own power, and looking to its cautious president for confidence. In the end, Nixon Agonistes reaches far beyond its assessment of the thirty-seventh president to become an incisive and provocative analysis of the American political machine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618134328
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
11/14/2002
Edition description:
None
Pages:
642
Sales rank:
474,122
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.42(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Mariner Edition
Preface
IThe Moral Market (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
1The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner3
2The Center Cannot Hold34
3The Politics of Resentment55
4The Denigrative Method72
5Checkers91
6The Hero115
7The Common Man139
8Whittier: First Day150
9Whittier: Second Day168
IIThe Economic Market (Adam Smith)
1Miami, 1968189
2Political Philanthropy206
3Republican Camelot219
4They, the People229
5The Goldwater Party246
6Southern Strategy258
7The Succeeder276
8The Non-Succeeders294
9Making It306
IIIThe Intellectual Market (John Stuart Mill)
1Chicago, 1968319
2Liberals335
3Radicals356
4The Establishment374
5The War on War388
6Plastic Man403
IVThe Political Market (Woodrow Wilson)
1"Self-Determination"419
2A Good Election434
3The Covenant456
4Universalism471
5Our Country!481
VThe Future of Liberalism
1Saving the System499
2Refiguring the Calculus518
3"Left" and "Right" in America539
4"Beyond Left and Right"558
5Nixon Triumphans: The Self-Made Man576
6Nixon Agonistes: The Last Liberal?589
Index to Proper Names605

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Terry_M More than 1 year ago
A difficult book, it was topical when first published. now many of the references would be obscure to most of us. the political references are to men long departed from the stage, and the men of ideas are also no longer current. i would bet that a 30 year old couldn't get through this at all, unless well schooled in political theory. nonetheless, its a deep book, and maybe the most accurate one on who Nixon really was.