Nixon's Ten Commandments of Statecraft, by James Humes
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Nixon's Ten Commandments of Statecraft:
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His Guiding Principles of Leadership and Negotiation
By Richard Nixon,
with Commentary and Lessons from History by James C. Humes
This book is arranged in 10 chapters, with Nixon's writing on each topic, then a commentary from an historian on an historical figure with a parallel lesson. The historical figures range from Pericles to Winston Churchill.
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Nixon’s Ten Commandments of Statecraft.
Recommended quarantine of Cuba in 1960.
1972 "Triangularization": USSR vs. USA vs. mainland China.
1973: Egypt's Sadat represents future voice for moderation.
Economic liberty mounts pressure to open up China.
Supported missile defense as means to achieve SALT.
Principles & Values|
Doggedly pursued Alger Hiss; made his name in House.
Conserve concessions; get something in exchange for each one.
Presidents should avoid "never" and "always".
War & Peace|
1968 vague plan to end war accepted by both hawks & doves.
North Vietnam refused to negotiate in 1968; willing in 1972.
Full airlift to Israel during 1973 war.
The above quotations are from Nixon's Ten Commandments of Statecraft, by James Humes.
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