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Kenneth Franklin Kurz
Lowell House (December 1, 1998)
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Nixon's Enemies List" is the informal name of what started as a list of President of the United States Richard Nixon's major political opponents compiled by Charles Colson, written by George T. Bell (assistant to Colson, special. Bell (assistant to Colson, special counsel to the White House), and sent in memorandum form to John Dean on September 9, 1971. The list was part of a campaign officially known as "Opponents List" and "Political Enemies Project".

Nixon's adversarial nature was his greatest political asset. Such early campaign opponents as Jerry Voorhis and Helen Gahagan Douglas fell prey to his mudslinging and Red-baiting scare tactics.

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Richard Nixon has occupied a central position in American political culture since the late 1940s. No other postwar president has been so extensively defined by his enemies

Richard Nixon has occupied a central position in American political culture since the late 1940s. No other postwar president has been so extensively defined by his enemies. From his first political opponent to his waning days as an author and statesman, he played on the pervading fears of his era to build power and influence. Jerry Voorhis, Helen Gahagan Douglas, Hubert Humphrey, and George McGovern were all targets of Nixon's enmity, and Kurz examines the roles they played in creating one of the most influential figures in the second half of the 20th century.

Examines the motives and methods of the former president in dealing with political enemies and follows his campaigns, life in the White House, resignation, and rise as a respected author and elder statesman
  • Author Kenneth Kurz described Richard Nixon as a man of enmity; a bitterly adversarial politician who fought hard, carried grudges and was obsessed with his enemies. Nixon had a dangerous blend of paranoia and hubris.

    In his resignation speech in 1974, Nixon said, "Others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then destroy yourself." Ironically, that's exactly what happened to Nixon.

    Nixon, a self-made man from a humble background, always felt inferior to the liberal, wealthy, elite class. And, that fueled his lifelong resentment.

    A Red-baiter during the 1940s and 1950s, Nixon used the tactic to further his political career all the way to the vice presidency and eventually the White House. Kurz chronicles Nixon's campaigns against Jerry Voorhis in 1946 for the House of Representatives; his prosecution of Alger Hiss in 1947 and his campaign against Helen Douglas for the Senate in 1950.

    Nixon always believed the liberals hated him for his victory in the Alger Hiss case. He often complained about a double standard that was applied to him by the liberals and the press, which he saw as a tool of the liberal establishment.

    As President, Nixon declared "the press is the enemy" and his administration fought and harassed the press unlike any other administration. Soon, Nixon's enemy list became well publicized.

    Although Nixon had an underdog mentality, Kurz said he also had "the soul of an alley cat." He was essentially solitary, combative, vindictive, and mean spirited.

    At the book's conclusion, Kurz writes, "Nixon thought his enemies treated him unfairly, sabotaged him and conspired to bring him down--that's true, but Nixon never seemed to understand his own role in his downfall."

    While many readers may be aware of Nixon as President, this book sheds light on his early political career, the tactics he used and the development of his siege mentality that he carried into the White House.

  • If one is interested solely in the political career of Richard Nixon, then this would be the book to get. That which we learn about Nixon's life before politics and after Watergate was only mentioned as it pertained to his days in office. Kurz was remarkably evenhanded as he described a politician who had some tremendous strengths, and some even greater weaknesses. In fact through most of the book, Kurz almost seemed to have some genuine warmth for his subject. It was something of a surprise to see Kurz reveal near the end that he had rooted against Nixon when the President's troubles were mounting.
    Nixon was convinced that there was a vast copnspiracy of liberals aligned against him. On the one hand, this should have been hard to believe given that Nixon's domestic policies were hardly right wing except for where domestic communism was concerned. On the other hand, Nixon really had generated a lot of antipathy because of his heavy-handed tactics in dealing with his rivals.
    Kurz was occasionally a little repetitious, but at least part of that was due to the complexities of telling a detailed story that spanned several decades. Overall, this book was informative and hard to put down. It was a fine piece of work.