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John J. Pitney, Jr.
John J. Pitney, Jr. is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of American Politics at Claremont McKenna College.
He served as the acting director of the research department of the Republican National Committee from 1990-1991. He received a Ph.D. from Yale University and a B.A. in political science from Union College.
Articles by John J. Pitney, Jr.
The internet's contribution to the English language.
There is much to learn from Nixon’s virtues and vices.
Symbols, like the black shirts traditionally worn by fascist organizations and now being donned by the CMC campus protesters, matter. If the protesters are really serious about healing our community, they should avoid symbols that say the opposite.
A review of Resilient America: Electing Nixon in 1968, Channeling Dissent, and Dividing Government, by Michael Nelson.
A review of Going Rogue: An American Life, by Sarah Palin
Nixon's influence on the way we practice politics today.
Cheney Derangement Syndrome is threatening the mental health of the cultural and political Left.
Dating only from the 17th century, The Book of Five Rings is a Japanese work on the specifics of martial arts and swordsmanship.
Presidents use professors for their own purposes, not the other way around.
Though the authors are prestigious professors, the book is surprisingly simplistic and often simply wrong.