Was President Nixon a visionary on China? Davin Reynolds investigates in Nixon in the Den
Has history been too unkind and conveniently ignored the achievements of Richard Nixon?
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Nixon in the Den on BBC Select
In this BBC documentary about Richard Nixon, historian David Reynolds takes a fresh look at the controversial career of the former US president. This intimate psychological profile reveals how Richard Nixon was driven by an inferiority complex and ruthless ambition to escape a loveless, impoverished background. The documentary on BBC Select looks at how Richard Nixon made genuine advances on the world stage but he couldn’t repeat this success at home, where his demons and failings would soon lead to infamy.
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