Michael Beschloss

Michael Beschloss


Author, most recently, of PRESIDENTS OF WAR (Crown). Ten books. @NBCNews Presidential Historian. Contributor to PBS @NewsHour. Williams College. Born Chicago.

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Live from the Moon, as it looked tonight 1969:

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On “Mad Men,” on last night of his life, Bert Cooper watches moon landing tonight 1969:

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American flag and Buzz Aldrin, photographed by Neil Armstrong on moon, tonight 1969:

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Anyone remember watching live as Armstrong and Aldrin walked on the moon, fifty-two years ago tonight?

Watching first step on moon, tonight 1969:

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"Men Walk on the Moon”—New York Daily News, this morning 1969:

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“Roosevelt Nominated for Fourth Term / Hitler Escapes Bomb, Purges Generals”: Aside from this, not much news today 1944:

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On eve of his expected campaign for re-election, JFK in Cabinet Room signs appeal for 1968 Summer Olympics to be staged in Detroit, September 1963: #JFKL 

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Happy to know that today at Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, Nathan Bedford Forrest has left the building. #WalkerTennesseean 

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Please pay attention to this statement, everyone — just issued by Twitter executives: “Plans for future armed protests have already begun proliferating on and off-Twitter, including a proposed secondary attack on the US Capitol and state capitol buildings on January 17, 2021.”

This is a coup d’etat attempted by the President of the United States.

We did not know Presidential winner for certain before midnight on election nights in 1960, 1968, 1976, 2000, 2004, 2016. No one should pretend there would be anything historically unusual if that happens again in 2020.

Now Hawley is claiming that he “was never attempting to overturn the election” and was merely “representing my constituents.” Does Hawley think Americans are gullible and stupid? They are not, and most people can see through phonies.

On cold night, seeing Secret Service agent outside Oval Office, JFK asked him inside but was told he couldn't—Kennedy brought out two cups of hot chocolate, which they both drank in the cold—years later, the weeping agent said, “That’s the kind of President I’ve been serving."

In America, our Presidents have generally avoided strongman balcony scenes — that’s for other countries with authoritarian systems.

The defeated George H.W. Bush’s letter to Bill Clinton on the day of their peaceful transfer of power, 1993:

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