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This American President

with Richard Lim and Michael Neal

Cold War | Richard Nixon: His Own Worst Enemy Part 1

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Richard M. Nixon is one of the country's most vilified presidents, and yet the American people entrusted him twice as vice president and twice as president. In this episode, we cover the highs and lows of Nixon‘s pre-presidential career and his tortuous path to the White House. We also cover his transformation, from America’s foremost anti-communist to its most prominent advocate for coexistence with the Soviet Union. Richard Nixon aspired to the status of a great statesman but the Vietnam War would put his strategic skills to the test and his realist philosophy would pit him against decades of Cold War thinking in the United States.
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Host: Richard Lim
Producer: Michael Neal
Script Editor: Jennifer Mazzella
Artist: Nip Rogers,
April 12, 2021
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Richard is a writer and history enthusiast who has served at the White House and George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate.
Michael is a consultant and a freelance podcast producer.
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