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Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton: The bipartisan odd couple

They weren’t exactly Felix and Oscar from Neil Simon’s play The Odd Couple, but Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton became confidants in the early 1990s in a remarkable presidential friendship. When President Nixon died in 1994 at the age of 81, after a brief illness, the current president, Clinton, extended full state honors to Nixon […]

Living dangerously in a second nuclear age

Many academic conferences and government panels have been convened this year to recall the 50th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis of 1962.  This was the most dangerous crisis of the Cold War, and it’s surely worth studying for this reason. But the Cuban Missile Crisis gets too much attention. Focusing on any single crisis […]