World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism.
Even before Watergate and his resignation, Nixon had inspired conflicting and passionate emotions.
It does you no good to see the number two or number three man in the corporation-you have to get through to number one.
As to the Indians, the guiding principle was, promise them anything just so long as they get out of the way.
Washington's character was rock solid. He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues, which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice.
The Canadians have managed to live peacefully with their Indians. It is disgrace that the United States has not done the same.