Dear Mr. Vice Pres.:From Reagan to Nixon

The grammar and punctuation at times were—well, unconventional. And so were the thoughts in at least one passage of the three-page handwritten letter, dated July 15, 1960, and addressed to Richard Nixon (as "Dear Mr. Vice Pres."). Discussing Nixon's opponent for the presidency, the author wrote:

"One last thought—shouldn't someone tag Mr. Kennedy's bold new imaginative program with it's proper age? Under the tousled boyish haircut it is still old Karl Marx—first launched a century ago. There is nothing new in the idea of a government being Big Brother to us all. Hitler called his 'State Socialism' and way before him...

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