The Legacy of Richard M. Nixon

Today, January 9th, 2013, marks the 100th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s birth.  I’ve read Nixon’s memoirs (a great read) and several other books about him and came away with the sense that he was a very intelligent man–most likely one of the smartest Presidents we’ve ever had, in fact.  But he was also a deeply flawed person. Reading his own words, you can see the insecurities early on and sense how he always felt unappreciated and looked down on by his peers. After reading the first part o…

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