“I Was Going to Build a new Republican Party and a New Majority”: Richard Nixon as Party Leader, 1969–73

  title={“I Was Going to Build a new Republican Party and a New Majority”: Richard Nixon as Party Leader, 1969–73},
  author={Robert Mason},
  journal={Journal of American Studies},
  pages={463 - 483}
  • R. Mason
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Political Science
  • Journal of American Studies
Richard Nixon gained a poor reputation as President for his work as leader of the Republican Party. His attitude towards the party was seen as neglectful at best, destructive at worst. It was clear that Nixon revelled in the details of electoral politics as far as his own position was concerned, but it seemed equally clear that he had little concern for the political fortunes of his party at large. Among the most partisan of American politicians during his earlier career, Nixon seemed to shrug… 
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