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    1. May 13, 2016

      Trump says tax rate is 'none of your business'

      Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate and New York property developer, declared that the public had no...

    2. May 6, 2016

      US Republicans: Only the brave can afford to snub Donald Trump

      At the height of the Watergate scandal, Republicans found themselves facing an unenviable dilemma: whether to break...

    1. Lawrence Summers

      March 1, 2016

      Trump’s rise shows how democratic processes can lose their way

      While comparisons between Donald Trump and Mussolini or Hitler are overwrought, Mr Trump’s rise does illustrate how...

    2. February 19, 2016

      Political risk looks underpriced if stocks are a tracking poll

      Barack Obama’s presidential legacy will be debated for decades to come, and critics and defenders will have plenty of...

    3. December 4, 2015

      Donald Trump: With both barrels

      After weeks of shrugging off accusations of bigotry and racial intolerance, Donald Trump had an answer for his critics....

    4. November 20, 2015

      ‘The President and the Apprentice: Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952-1961’, by Irwin Gellman

      In recent decades, scholars have gained a new respect for the administration of Dwight Eisenhower. Once dismissed as an...

    5. October 12, 2015

      US candidates find reception better on late night TV

      The reality television star Donald Trump has transformed expectations about how to conduct an American presidential...

    6. September 18, 2015

      ‘Kissinger’, by Niall Ferguson

      Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist, by Niall Ferguson, Allen Lane, RRP£35 / Penguin Press, RRP$39.95, 1,008 pages The...

    7. The Exchange

      August 5, 2015

      Barack Obama visits Africa, makes it a homecoming

      You could sum up Barack Obama’s fourth visit to Africa as US president in four loaded words: history-making, China,...

    8. July 13, 2015

      Donald Trump’s rivals are the real ‘silent majority’

      It is often said politics is the only career in which experience counts against you. Donald Trump’s surging poll...

    9. July 13, 2015

      John Kasich hits Jeb Bush on foreign policy

      As a college freshman John Kasich spent 20 minutes with Richard Nixon in the Oval Office after boldly writing to ask...

    10. June 4, 2015

      1971 — film review

      Creepy is as creepy does, and the FBI were very creepy under Richard M Nixon. They were creepy with what makes you...

    11. April 17, 2015

      The indispensable, unelected power of the US presidential partner

      As we approach the 2016 American presidential election, we need to ask ourselves: do the private lives of the...

    12. April 2, 2015

      Smart money over Iran should be on Obama

      For Richard Nixon it was China and for Reagan it was Reykjavik. Could Lausanne be Barack Obama’s historic moment? It...

    13. March 6, 2015

      California is too far out for politics

      The 2016 US presidential campaign is now well under way — with the donations flowing and the front pages frothing — but...

    14. February 6, 2015

      Robert Pirie, lawyer, banker and bibliophile, 1934-2015

      No one liked to tangle with Robert S Pirie. Part of a celebrated generation of dealmakers — at Skadden Arps, the New...

    15. January 21, 2015

      Richard Nixon’s madman theory enjoys a Russian revival

      It is called the “double bind” and it is said to be a cause of schizophrenia: an authority figure gives instructions so...

    16. December 8, 2014

      Chess moves to transform world politics

      Political analysts often use chess as a metaphor to describe world affairs. States and peoples move around the board...

    17. October 22, 2014

      Ben Bradlee, Washington Post editor, 1921-2014

      Ben Bradlee, Washington Post editor, 1921-2014 Ben Bradlee, who has died aged 93, was the most vivid and successful...

    18. FT Alphaville

      September 2, 2014

      Nixon, back from dead, helping Nu Skin - Update

      John Hempton has written a quite remarkable post on Nu Skin, the multi-level marketing company that he has decided to...

    19. August 7, 2014

      How Richard Nixon helped me love America

      This week marks the 40th anniversary of the resignation of Richard Nixon as the president of the US, and I guess that’s...

    20. August 5, 2014

      Forty years after Nixon and the talk of impeachment goes on

      Forty years ago this week Richard Nixon resigned as president of the US, an epochal event. He thereby staved off almost...

    21. August 4, 2014

      Nixon: the great orator who was still a crook

      “I am not a crook.” Richard Nixon resigned as president of the US 40 years ago this week, and of all the things he said...

    22. August 1, 2014

      ‘The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan’, by Rick Perlstein

      The opening backdrop to Rick Perlstein’s The Invisible Bridge is 1974, when Americans reeled from humiliation in...

    23. July 31, 2014

      Republican foreign policy debate

      It used to be said that the only foreign policy an ambitious Republican needed was a noun, a verb and 9/11. Now,...

    24. July 13, 2014

      A farewell to trust: Obama’s Germany syndrome

      What did the president know, and when did he know it? Such was demanded of Richard Nixon, who resigned 40 years ago...

    25. July 1, 2014

      Work and Play Behind the Iron Curtain, GRAD Gallery, London – review

      Nikita Khrushchev, dressed in a light summer suit, waves his hand at US vice-president Richard Nixon. “As we pass you...

    26. The World

      May 20, 2014

      Russia makes its own pivot to Asia

      A visit by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to Beijing would be an important event, at any time. But, coming on the...

    27. March 23, 2014

      The strange revival of Republican America

      For years people have predicted the Republican party’s demise. The decline of whites as a share of the US population...

    28. March 14, 2014

      Publicity is cheap but comedy could cost Obama dear

      Barack Obama’s appearance with the dyspeptic humorist Zach Galifianakis on the internet comedy show Between Two Ferns...

    29. FT Alphaville

      March 14, 2014

      Buffett gets the better of everyone, version 4,762

      We have always admired Warren Buffett’s ability to combine hard headed capitalism with incredible popularity. America’s...

    30. February 23, 2014

      RIP Obama’s stimulus: funeral for a policy success

      Five years after Barack Obama helped to prevent a Great Depression, his $830bn stimulus is unloved and misunderstood....

    31. February 11, 2014

      Obituary: Shirley Temple, actress and ambassador, 1928-2014

      Shirley Temple, 1928-2014 She was the greatest child star of her generation, perhaps of all generations. In the 1930s,...

    32. January 7, 2014

      Robert Gates hits out at Obama foreign policy

      Barack Obama’s White House controlled foreign and defence policy more tightly than any other president since Richard...

    33. The World

      December 11, 2013

      What's in a handshake?

      It is not often that a handshake has such power to titillate. But then it depends on who is doing the shaking. Barack...

    34. November 14, 2013

      Review – The Butler

      The Butler is like some bonkers Advent calendar of American history. Every time a White House window opens, a film...

    35. October 3, 2013

      Excess self-esteem and the Tea Party

      Call them the trophy kids. They grew up at a time when every young American was a winner and every Little League sports...

    36. September 13, 2013

      How we all went Dutch

      I’m not Dutch but, in 1976, my family moved to the Netherlands. Though my new classmates were only seven, most cycled...

    37. The World

      September 3, 2013

      David Frost's ten commandments for journalists...

      By Gordon Cramb When a young David Frost came to prominence in Britain as front man of the BBC’s That Was The Week That...

    38. September 1, 2013

      David Frost: Satirist and skilled inquisitor of the powerful

      At just 23, David Frost came to prominence as the presenter of a taboo-breaking satirical television show and, with the...

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