Book Discussion on Nixon's Shadow

Mr. Greenberg discussed his book, Nixon’s Shadow, published by W.W. Norton. He examined Richard Nixon as a… read more

Mr. Greenberg discussed his book, Nixon’s Shadow, published by W.W. Norton. He examined Richard Nixon as a twentieth-century cultural icon, asserting that Nixon was the “first post-modern president” because he was the first whose image was strategically manipulated for political reasons. He contends that understanding Nixon requires that his many images -- “tricky Dick,” victim, conspirator and statesman, -- be assembled and viewed as components of the whole character. However, the author felt that Watergate prevented President Nixon from creating a successful persona to counteract his “tricky Dick” reputation. After his presentation he answered audience members' questions. close

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Book Discussion on Nixon's Shadow

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San Diego, California, United States
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Nov 3, 2003
Last Aired:
Feb 22, 2007

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  • Nov 03, 2003 | 4:48am EST | C-SPAN 2
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