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+ - Nixon's gift to American Politics->

Submitted by Metroid72
Metroid72 (654017) writes "The Economist's Lexington opinion column explores how the legacy of Richard Nixon is alive and well in the Republican political machine, an excerpt:
"Nixon's great contribution to Republican politics was to master the politics of cultural resentment. Before him, populism belonged as much to the left as the right. William Jennings Bryan railed against the eastern elites who wanted to crucify common folk on a "cross of gold". Franklin Roosevelt dismissed Republicans as "economic royalists". Nixon's genius was to discover that the politics of culture could trump the politics of economics--and that populism could become a tool of the right.""

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