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    1. 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 American...

    2. 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 short....

    1. 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 as...

    2. 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...

    3. 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 in...

    4. 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 Vietnam,...

    5. 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, apparently,...

    6. 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 next...

    7. 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 by we...

    8. 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 heels...

    9. 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 and the...

    10. 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 has...

    11. 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...

    12. 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....

    13. 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,...

    14. 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 Nixon...

    15. 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 Obama...

    16. 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 star’s...

    17. 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...

    18. 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 to...

    19. 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 Was,...

    20. 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...

    21. August 11, 2013

      The US president is weaker than you think

      Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era, by Joseph Nye, Princeton RRP£19.95/RRP$27.95 Having failed to...

    22. July 19, 2013

      Jazz-loving lawyer trusted by Nixon

      All US presidents need people they can trust around them, but few more so than Richard Nixon, and for a variety of reasons....

    23. June 4, 2013

      The Perfect American, Coliseum, London – review

      Part of the problem is that English National Opera has spoiled us for Philip Glass operas. The company’s production of...

    24. March 25, 2013

      Fannie and Freddie no model for UK housing

      Much is often made of how shrewd the US has been in bringing its financial system through the crisis relatively smoothly,...

    25. The World

      March 20, 2013

      A short history of US presidential visits to Israel

      Barack Obama is only the fifth serving US president to visit Israel since the state was founded in 1948. As Marvin Kalb...

    26. March 6, 2013

      Washington through Woodward’s eyes

      Presidents and congressmen come and go; even Georgetown hostesses depart for the great dining table in the sky. But there is...

    27. February 28, 2013

      Journalist’s claim riles White House

      A spat between the White House and the ultimate Washington insider – the journalist Bob Woodward – has caught the Obama...

    28. February 27, 2013

      Sell currencies of serial QE offenders

      Big Macs are out, horsemeat is in not in burgers perhaps, but at least in the latest headlines. What is rather evident,...

    29. February 20, 2013

      Shale falls short for US energy security

      Every US president since Richard Nixon has trumpeted the benefits of energy independence and outlined strategies to end fuel...

    30. January 28, 2013

      Beijing still prefers diplomacy over force

      Should we connect the dots between China’s neighbours’ increasing assertiveness over claims to disputed islands in the South...

    31. January 28, 2013

      Rising populism is worthy of Nixonland

      In Westminster, a place ghettoised by partisan affiliations, a taste for political Americana is one of the few sensibilities...

    32. January 16, 2013

      Republicans urged to heed California threat

      A leading Republican strategist and pollster says the party is “dead” in California following its overwhelming defeat in...

    33. beyondbrics

      December 21, 2012

      Mexico: the 'unwinnable' war

      While foreign governments cheered loudly in favour of Felipe Calderón’s war against Mexico’s drug gangs, Jorge Castañeda...

    34. FT Long Short

      November 8, 2012

      Controlling inflation with gold vs economists

      Gold prices can be volatile The argument for a gold standard is simple: it stops the ravages of political interference with...

    35. October 30, 2012

      Frankenstorm generates ‘October surprise’

      “October surprises” – designed to influence elections – are usually the work of Man not God. But “Frankenstorm” threw a...

    36. October 21, 2012

      Obituary: George McGovern

      George McGovern’s place in history is assured by his suffering one of the worst landslide defeats of any US presidential...

    37. September 30, 2012

      US candidates’ futures up for debate

      Barack Obama is scheduled to spend Monday holed up in Nevada for intensive debate practice, sparring with John Kerry, the...

    38. September 28, 2012

      Imaginary foe in the presidential election

      “American politics,” the historian Richard Hofstader wrote, “has often been an arena for angry minds.” He was writing on the...

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