The speeches present the country’s condition as a puzzle that’s missing one piece, which the candidate can supply.
The former president of the United States reflects on what Abraham Lincoln means to him, and to America.
After leaving the presidency in 1969, Lyndon Johnson lived out the remaining four years of his life in retirement. One of his former speechwriters recounts how he spent it.
"Why can't an actor be as good a President as a peanut warehouseman, a hustling attorney, a schoolteacher? It all depends upon the quality of his fantasies between takes."
Light verse composed by America's sixteenth president
There’s scant evidence that they’re effective. They can, however, be psychologically damaging—and they reflect a dismaying view of childhood.
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