You’ve Got Nixon All Wrong

What Should You Remember About Our 37th President?

If you care about Richard Nixon, you probably have an opinion about him. It may be an informed opinion or an uninformed opinion. Either way, it’s going to be an incomplete opinion. Every person—especially of the complex, history-making sort—has more facets of personality and character than any biographer, let alone the broader public, could possibly assess in full. But we can remind one another of what we’ve been missing. In that spirit, and in advance of the Zócalo event “Is It Time to Rethink Nixon?“, we asked some historians to illuminate …

How We Got Richard Nixon

On Nixon’s 100th Birthday, We Should Remember His Debt to the Los Angeles Times—and the Enduring Power Of Local Media

In the summer of 1945, Richard Nixon, born a hundred years ago today, was a Navy lieutenant with a law degree and an uncertain future. So it was a thrilling …