The Life and Legacy of Richard Nixon

Feb 19, 2018

“Few came so far, so fast, and so alone,” writes John Farrell of Richard Nixon. Farrell joins us to talk about Nixon’s progressive ideals and his darker legacy: a divided and polarized America.

“Few came so far, so fast, and so alone,” writes John Farrell in his biography of President Richard Nixon. Nixon was an idealistic dreamer when he returned from World War II, and he quickly scaled the political ladder. After winning the presidency in 1969, he and his staff pursued progressive reforms and opened relations with China. But Nixon, says Farrell, had another, darker legacy: a divided and polarized America. Farrell joins us to discuss Richard Nixon and the world he made. (Rebroadcast)

John Farrell is a longtime journalist and the author of several biographies, including his latest, Richard Nixon: The Life [Independent bookstores|Amazon|Audible].