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Watched the documentary which very smoothly laid out the political life of Richard Nixon.


In fact, it could be used in a history class. Hitting the important points and events surrounding his rising career.

Most of it I knew but some things stuck out as interesting that I had not remembered. Nixon made slurring remarks against the press. Especially after the investigation broke. And he had entertained using nukes in the S Asian war.
This I learned from his own remarks to Henry Kissinger on tape. Kissinger tried to cajole him out of the notion. Nixon had a hot temper not seen in front of reporters.

Anyway if you get the chance and like history documentaries, you might check it out.
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[President Nixon] had entertained using nukes in the S Asian war.
The very best thing about Richard Nixon, in my opinion, was his thorough unpredictability.

The Soviets (back when there was a Soviet Union) worried that he might just wake up one day, and decide that it would be great fun to nuke Moscow.

And that is exactly the sort of unpredictability in a president--as others see it--that I like. Very much.
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The very best thing about Richard Nixon, in my opinion, was his thorough unpredictability.

The Soviets (back when there was a Soviet Union) worried that he might just wake up one day, and decide that it would be great fun to nuke Moscow.

And that is exactly the sort of unpredictability in a president--as others see it--that I like. Very much.
to project unpredictability to an enemy is good. to really be unpredictable not so much imho
i liked nixon at the time and before the watergate stuff. never worried about a job fer sure
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to project unpredictability to an enemy is good. to really be unpredictable not so much imho.
That is exactly why I used the words "as others see it."
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