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Nixon goes to China

A metaphor used when a political figure known for a particular stance or approach takes actions that promote peace with or favor the values of their traditional enemy or opponent. A reference to former US President Richard Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China in 1972, which marked the beginning of improved diplomatic relations between the two countries. Prior to the visit, Nixon was renowned for his staunchly anti-communist position. Many view the healthcare-reform legislation as a "Nixon goes to China" moment for the notoriously anti-socialist governor.
See also: china, goes, Nixon

Nixon in China

A metaphor used when a political figure known for a particular stance or approach takes actions that promote peace with or favor the values of their traditional enemy or opponent. A reference to former US President Richard Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China in 1972, which marked the beginning of improved diplomatic relations between the two countries. Prior to the visit, Nixon was renowned for his staunchly anti-communist position. Many view the healthcare-reform legislation as a "Nixon in China" moment for the notoriously anti-socialist governor.
See also: china, Nixon

Nixon to China

A metaphor used when a political figure known for a particular stance or approach takes actions that promote peace with or favor the values of their traditional enemy or opponent. A reference to former US President Richard Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China in 1972, which marked the beginning of improved diplomatic relations between the two countries. Prior to the visit, Nixon was renowned for his staunchly anti-communist position. Many view the healthcare-reform legislation as the "Nixon to China" moment of the notoriously anti-socialist governor.
See also: china, Nixon

only Nixon could go to China

A phrase used to highlight a political leader's unique ability to accomplish something particularly daunting or taboo. It refers to US President Richard Nixon's landmark 1972 visit to Communist China, which established diplomatic relations between the two nations. With all of your connections, I think you'll be the first mayor to get a train station built in our town—only Nixon could go to China, right?
See also: china, could, go, Nixon
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By 1973, Senate hearings had begun to draw out testimony implicating Nixon, himself, and investigations revealed further evidence of conspiracy, including long-withheld Watergate tapes over which Nixon fired the case's special prosecutor.
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Nixon's defiance was direct, and the result was disastrous.
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Trump, we must support trade, but I agree we need fair trade," Nixon said, according to an audio recording of the event obtained by the Texas Tribune.
Professor Gellman's jumbo tome (791 pages, including notes, bibliography, and index) is intended as the definitive revisionist history of the Eisenhower administration, with special emphasis on the relationship between the president and his vice president, Richard Nixon. Gellman claims that most of the writing about that relationship has been wrong and biased.
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