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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

Book Reviews

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In The Arena
A Memoir of Victory, Defeat, and Renewal
, by Richard Nixon



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Click here for 58 full quotes from Richard Nixon in the book In The Arena.
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    No litmus test on abortion or on any pet issue.
    Constitutional amendment prohibiting abortion is non-starter.
Corporations
    Greed is not good, but wealth is, if used for good purpose.
Drugs
    Don't let elite casual drug users off the hook.
    Ensure that no one who wants treatment is excluded.
Education
    School prayer is ok, but not as an Amendment.
    Religious instruction in schools ok, like Marxism.
    Before the 60s, schools helped students become productive.
    Educational standards over political correctness.
    Replace union politics with parental choice.
Families & Children
    Don't make life too easy for children.
Foreign Policy
    New world order of 5 major power centers.
    Security interest in China overrides ideology.
    Shanghai Communique established "One China" policy.
    Work with Japan to shape international order in the Pacific.
    US is not a declining power.
    I did not "sell" ambassadorships; but I did appoint donors.
    Expect coordinated European foreign policy after 1992.
    Tiananmen repression did not wipe away progressive reforms.
    Tiananmen massacre inexcusable, but continue China relations.
    Western aid premature until Soviets overhaul economy.
Free Trade
    Competition with Japan but no economic warfare.
    1985: Reduce Japan's non-tariff barriers.
Government Reform
    Term-limiting president, to 6 years or 8, is a bad idea.
    Great statesmen should retire when just past their prime.
Health Care
    Federal assistance for catastrophic healthcare.
Homeland Security
    Kennedy wiretapped more people than my administration.
    Gorbachev believed SDI arms race would bankrupt the USSR.
    Congress' War Powers Act is clearly unconstitutional.
Principles & Values
    Understand your weaknesses to be strong during adversity.
    Those that hate you don't win unless you hate them.
    Only from deepest valley can you know the highest mountain.
    Resignation from NY Bar not accepted, so they could disbar.
    I was wrong: accepted Ford's pardon on Watergate.
    Focus on goals outside of yourself.
    Watergate was wrong; I should have set moral tone.
    The myths of Watergate brought me down, not the facts.
    I did not deliberately lie at Watergate press conferences.
    No one in the Nixon administration profited from Watergate.
    Watergate was a crime as well as a political blunder.
    Intensely religious, but also intensely private about faith.
    Ministers should change people, not change government.
    United States is not just one nation among equals.
Tax Reform
    I did not order illegal IRS audits; but I did order audits.
Technology
    I did not illegally wiretap; but I did order wiretaps.
War & Peace
    Cambodia: Only regret was not invading sooner.
    Sent Israel 550-plane airlift during 1973 war.
    1975 loss in Vietnam led to Communism in Laos & Cambodia.
Welfare & Poverty
    Margaret Thatcher repealed British Socialism.
    Welfare too high is dependency trap; too low is hardship.


The above quotations are from In The Arena
A Memoir of Victory, Defeat, and Renewal
, by Richard Nixon.
     

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