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Nixon, Richard M. (1913-1994) to Konstantin Simis

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06281 Author/Creator: Nixon, Richard M. (1913-1994) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 November 1985 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Praises Simis' book "The Corrupt Society" (USSR--the corrupt society : the secret world of Soviet capitalism) as an "antidote to some of the gushy sentimentality about our Soviet Friends coming from the media in Geneva." Suggests that it should be required reading for "the so-called Soviet experts in the U.S. Foreign Service." Written on Nixon's personal stationary.

People: Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
Simis, Konstantin M.

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: President, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Communism, Journalism, Vice President

Sub Era: Postwar Politics and the Origins of the Cold War The Age of Reagan