In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Presidential History | Nixon describe his last talk with JFK and how he learned of his death

They were friends. They ran against each other in 1960, but in the Senate, their offices were right nearby each other after Richard Nixon in 1952 became vice president – and therefore an officer of the Senate – and John F. Kennedy was a senator.