Technically, Robards plays a character named Pres. Richard Monckton. But make no mistake: he’s playing the former boss of the man who wrote the novel upon which this TV miniseries was very loosely based, John Ehrlichman. “Washington: Behind Closed Doors” takes Ehrlichman’s novel as a starting point that fleshes out broadly to retell the story of Watergate in a fictionalized manner.
Although it is almost impossible to tell from any of his official portraits, George Washington’s face was pockmarked with scars. The cause of this disfigurement was his survival of a bout with smallpox.
The implementation of isocolon can be felt throughout the speech in the way that Lincoln raises his game when applying his favorite tool of parallel construction to make a point. Words and phrase are made parallel to each other to subtly link both the Southern and Northern ideologies together for a common purpose.
Democracy, like vampirism, is a messy business. “Let the Right One In” may not seem…
How many people have watched “The Price is Right” and rolled their eyes or even shouted to the TV screen about the idiocy of some contestant who bids ridiculously over or under what a certain well known product costs? If you think that some guy who works in an office somewhere is an idiot because he can’t come within three dollars of knowing how much three cans of soup costs, then what would you think of a Presidential candidate who is equally oblivious?
A look at the first son of a former President to become President himself.
Pres. Bush’s latest approval ratings have him down in Richard Nixon territory. Heck, Paris Hilton…
Without most people even realizing it was taking place, a profound shift in the paradigm toward government entitlement theory was created by the Reagan policies of tax cuts and deficits.