Nation: The Road Back

With two brief, declarative sentences, Richard Milhous Nixon moved back onto the firing line of U.S. politics and announced a decision that will influence the course of the Republican Party to the very moment the G.O.P. nominates its 1964 presidential candidate. Said Dick Nixon in Los Angeles: "I shall not be a candidate for President of the U.S. in 1964. I shall be a candidate for Governor of the State of California in 1962."

Ever since he lost the 1960 presidential election by a breathless .17% of the popular vote, Nixon has been pondering...

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