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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
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The Path to Prosperity
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Ten Letters
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A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
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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)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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Nixon's Ten Commandments of Statecraft, by James Humes

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Click here for 12 full quotes from Richard Nixon in the book Ten Commandments of Statecraft.
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Nixon's Ten Commandments of Statecraft:
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.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Foreign Policy
    Nixonís 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.
Homeland Security
    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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