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Jeffrey Frank

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Worked as senior editor at The New Yorker. Also worked for The Washington Post.

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Jeffrey Frank It's hard for me to answer this because I write fiction and non-fiction. But I can say that writing narrative non-fiction is the easy part--the hard…moreIt's hard for me to answer this because I write fiction and non-fiction. But I can say that writing narrative non-fiction is the easy part--the hard part is researching and fact-checking the material, which ends up leaving me with a great historical puzzle. The writing is trying to solve the puzzle--or puzzles.
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When I do readings, I love to get questions about the Eisenhower-Nixon relationship--which usually make me think about another way to look back.
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“In 1959, Vice-President Nixon, speaking to members of California’s Commonwealth Club, was asked if he’d like to see the parties undergo an ideological realignment—the sort that has since taken place—and he replied, “I think it would be a great tragedy . . . if we had our two major political parties divide on what we would call a conservative-liberal line.” He continued, “I think one of the attributes of our political system has been that we have avoided generally violent swings in Administrations from one extreme to the other. And the reason we have avoided that is that in both parties there has been room for a broad spectrum of opinion.” Therefore, “when your Administrations come to power, they will represent the whole people rather than just one segment of the people.”
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