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James Ledbetter

James Ledbetter is the editor of Inc. magazine and Inc.com. His next book, to be published by Liveright, is on American politics and monetary debates.

A Republican satire on Bryan's "Cross of Gold" speech

Has the Famous Populist “Cross of Gold” Speech Been Unfairly Tarred by Anti-Semitism?

July 9 marks the 120th anniversary of Populist leader William Jennings Bryan’s famous "Cross of Gold" speech at the 1896 Democratic National Convention.
"Richard M. Nixon on the phone in the oval office - NARA - 194744" by Oliver F. Atkins, 1916-1977, Photographer (NARA record: 8451334) - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Which of the President’s Men, Exactly?

Newly declassified snippets of Haldeman’s diary highlight how much we still don’t know about Watergate and the Nixon Administration