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Robert Dallek quotes: American politics is theatre. There is a frightening emotionalism at national conventions. American politics is theatre. There is a frightening emotionalism at national conventions.
Robert Dallek quotes: Political vitriol is a familiar enough characteristic of American history. Political vitriol is a familiar enough characteristic of American history.
Robert Dallek quotes: Flattery was one of Kissinger's principal tools in winning over Nixon, and a tool he employed shamelessly. Flattery was one of Kissinger's principal tools in winning over Nixon, and a tool he employed shamelessly.
Robert Dallek quotes: After one party loses two elections in a row, there's sort of blood in the water. After one party loses two elections in a row, there's sort of blood in the water.
Robert Dallek quotes: Full federal funding for presidential libraries should bring with it new rules of control over papers and artifacts. Full federal funding for presidential libraries should bring with it new rules of control over papers and artifacts.
Robert Dallek quotes: Presidents need to be critically studied and analyzed. Presidents need to be critically studied and analyzed.
Robert Dallek quotes: Racial segregation in the South not only separated the races, but it separated the South from the rest of the country. Racial segregation in the South not only separated the races, but it separated the South from the rest of the country.
Robert Dallek quotes: With television, you can make anyone look larger than life. With television, you can make anyone look larger than life.
Robert Dallek quotes: George Washington sets the nation on its democratic path. Abraham Lincoln preserves it. Franklin Roosevelt sees the nation through depression and war. George Washington sets the nation on its democratic path. Abraham Lincoln preserves it. Franklin Roosevelt sees the nation through depression and war.
Robert Dallek quotes: Presidents by six years have been there long enough for the media and the country to see their flaws. Presidents by six years have been there long enough for the media and the country to see their flaws.
Robert Dallek quotes: Unity is Obama's theme. Unity is Obama's theme.
Robert Dallek quotes: Obama is cutting back on the idea that we're going to have Jeffersonian democracy in Pakistan or anywhere else. Obama is cutting back on the idea that we're going to have Jeffersonian democracy in Pakistan or anywhere else.
Robert Dallek quotes: Henry Kissinger never wanted the 20,000 pages of his telephone transcripts made public - not while he was alive, at any rate. Henry Kissinger never wanted the 20,000 pages of his telephone transcripts made public - not while he was alive, at any rate.
Robert Dallek quotes: It is very difficult for [people] to accept the idea that someone as inconsequential as Oswald could have killed someone as consequential as Kennedy. It is very difficult for [people] to accept the idea that someone as inconsequential as Oswald could have killed someone as consequential as Kennedy.
Robert Dallek quotes: What's in a person's heart and soul will not likely be changed by the ability to command a helicopter to land on the South Lawn. What's in a person's heart and soul will not likely be changed by the ability to command a helicopter to land on the South Lawn.
Robert Dallek quotes: How different our national perspective would be had Johnson, rather than Nixon, served from 1969 to 1973. How different our national perspective would be had Johnson, rather than Nixon, served from 1969 to 1973.
Robert Dallek quotes: John Kennedy had so many different medical problems that began when he was a boy. He started out with intestinal problems ... spastic colitis. John Kennedy had so many different medical problems that began when he was a boy. He started out with intestinal problems ... spastic colitis.
Robert Dallek quotes: Obama's endorsement of gay marriage is hardly as consequential as Johnson's legislative success on civil rights. Obama's endorsement of gay marriage is hardly as consequential as Johnson's legislative success on civil rights.
Robert Dallek quotes: By the time a second term rolls around, the illusions about a president have largely evaporated. By the time a second term rolls around, the illusions about a president have largely evaporated.
Robert Dallek quotes: In counterfactual history, nothing is certain. In counterfactual history, nothing is certain.
Robert Dallek quotes: I think experience is a terribly overrated idea when it comes to thinking about who should become president. I think experience is a terribly overrated idea when it comes to thinking about who should become president.
Robert Dallek quotes: There's a certain clubbiness to the idea that you're an ex-president. You're no longer a politician. You're a statesman. There's a certain clubbiness to the idea that you're an ex-president. You're no longer a politician. You're a statesman.
Robert Dallek quotes: Concealing one's true medical condition from the voting public is a time-honored tradition of the American presidency. Concealing one's true medical condition from the voting public is a time-honored tradition of the American presidency.
Robert Dallek quotes: They are pretty good at improvising, but God help us if they are given time to think. Dean Atchison They are pretty good at improvising, but God help us if they are given time to think. Dean Atchison
Robert Dallek quotes: Presidential aspirants reach for the highest office to satisfy some yearning for greatness or even immortality. Presidential aspirants reach for the highest office to satisfy some yearning for greatness or even immortality.
Robert Dallek quotes: The art of diplomacy is finding a reasonable route among imperfect alternatives. The art of diplomacy is finding a reasonable route among imperfect alternatives.
Robert Dallek quotes: A president cannot sit on his hands and be seen as passive in the face of ruthless action by a foreign dictator. A president cannot sit on his hands and be seen as passive in the face of ruthless action by a foreign dictator.
Robert Dallek quotes: If Roosevelt didn't have World War II, he never would have had a third term. If Roosevelt didn't have World War II, he never would have had a third term.
Robert Dallek quotes: In the late 19th century, the Populists - a protest movement of mainly disaffected farmers and workers - threatened to overturn established authority. In the late 19th century, the Populists - a protest movement of mainly disaffected farmers and workers - threatened to overturn established authority.
Robert Dallek quotes: Like Lyndon Johnson, President Obama understands that timidity in a time of troubles is a prescription for failure. Like Lyndon Johnson, President Obama understands that timidity in a time of troubles is a prescription for failure.
Robert Dallek quotes: Experience helped Richard Nixon, but it didn't save him, and it certainly wasn't a blanket endorsement. He blundered terribly in dealing with Vietnam. Experience helped Richard Nixon, but it didn't save him, and it certainly wasn't a blanket endorsement. He blundered terribly in dealing with Vietnam.
Robert Dallek quotes: Nowadays, everyone seems to have a blog that finds readers. Nowadays, everyone seems to have a blog that finds readers.
Robert Dallek quotes: How many State of the Union addresses do people remember? They don't resonate that way. How many State of the Union addresses do people remember? They don't resonate that way.
Robert Dallek quotes: For style and for creating a mood of optimism and hope - Kennedy on that count is as effective as any president the country has had in its history. For style and for creating a mood of optimism and hope - Kennedy on that count is as effective as any president the country has had in its history.
Robert Dallek quotes: Dwight Eisenhower, the Republican nominee in 1952, made a strong public commitment to ending the war in Korea, where fighting had reached a stalemate. Dwight Eisenhower, the Republican nominee in 1952, made a strong public commitment to ending the war in Korea, where fighting had reached a stalemate.
Robert Dallek quotes: Harry Truman wrote scathing letters, but he almost never sent them. Harry Truman wrote scathing letters, but he almost never sent them.
Robert Dallek quotes: There are examples of ex-presidents speaking out. Jimmy Carter has not held back on a variety of issues. Harry Truman didn't. There are examples of ex-presidents speaking out. Jimmy Carter has not held back on a variety of issues. Harry Truman didn't.
Robert Dallek quotes: Access to presidential materials should be as wide as possible. Access to presidential materials should be as wide as possible.
Robert Dallek quotes: The Bay of Pigs is one of America's most infamous Cold War blunders, and it has been studied, debated, and dramatized endlessly ever since. The Bay of Pigs is one of America's most infamous Cold War blunders, and it has been studied, debated, and dramatized endlessly ever since.
Robert Dallek quotes: It's always valuable for someone running for president ... to have as much bipartisan support as possible. It's always valuable for someone running for president ... to have as much bipartisan support as possible.
Robert Dallek quotes: The greatest presidents have been those who demonstrated astute judgment in times of crisis - often despite the advice they were getting. The greatest presidents have been those who demonstrated astute judgment in times of crisis - often despite the advice they were getting.
Robert Dallek quotes: Kennedy is remembered as a success mainly because of what came after: Johnson and Vietnam. Nixon and Watergate. Kennedy is remembered as a success mainly because of what came after: Johnson and Vietnam. Nixon and Watergate.
Robert Dallek quotes: Joseph McCarthy and the John Birch Society launched an anti-Communist crusade that won the support of millions of Americans in the 1950s. Joseph McCarthy and the John Birch Society launched an anti-Communist crusade that won the support of millions of Americans in the 1950s.
Robert Dallek quotes: At the start of first terms, presidents invariably have a measure of goodwill. At the start of first terms, presidents invariably have a measure of goodwill.
Robert Dallek quotes: The Cold War is over. The kind of authority that the presidents asserted during the Cold War has now been diminished. The Cold War is over. The kind of authority that the presidents asserted during the Cold War has now been diminished.
Robert Dallek quotes: Governing is one thing, campaigning is another - and the latter becomes far more pronounced in an election-year State of the Union. Governing is one thing, campaigning is another - and the latter becomes far more pronounced in an election-year State of the Union.
Robert Dallek quotes: My feeling is that it's a misreading of history to say that, as the Reagan supporters do, that Reagan won the Cold War. My feeling is that it's a misreading of history to say that, as the Reagan supporters do, that Reagan won the Cold War.
Robert Dallek quotes: What did in the Soviet Union was the Soviet Union. What did in the Soviet Union was the Soviet Union.
Robert Dallek quotes: If nobody trusts you as president, then you can't get anything done. If nobody trusts you as president, then you can't get anything done.