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Nixon In 1960

Robert talks with Robert Dallek, Professor of History at Boston University and author of Hail to the Chief: The Making and Unmaking of American Presidents about why Richard Nixon didn't challenge John F. Kennedy in 1960 over ballots in Illinois. One theory is that a challenge in Illinois would have invited Democratic challenges in other states. Another theory is that because of the missile gap with the Soviet Union, a challenge would have been bad for the country. (4:15)Hail To the Chief is published by Hyperion Press, 1996.

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