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Jonathan Colman

, Richard Nixon. The devaluation of sterling On 19 October 1967, National Security Adviser Walt Rostow told Johnson that as ‘part of a last ditch British effort’ to hold sterling at $2.80, London had raised the bank rate by half a per cent. Trouble had befallen Britain despite everything. In 1966 the British had ‘moved strongly … to support the pound: they deflated their economy, cut down foreign commitments

in A ‘special relationship’?
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Lessons for future posts
Adriaan van Veldhuizen

framework to ‘post-truth’, the Oxford English Dictionary ’s Word of the Year 2016. The term post-truth can be traced back to 1992 and the days of the ‘culture war’. Back then, it was considered a neologism for ‘lying’. In an article in The Nation , Steve Tesich stated that since the Vietnam War, American political discourse had become clouded by a growing number of lies. After discussing the lies in Richard Nixon’s presidency and Ronald Reagan’s lack of truthfulness during the Iran/Contra scandal, Tesich concluded

in Post-everything
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Duncan Wilson

concerned by falling public confidence, and ensured that Helleger’s view of bioethics superseded Potter’s more general calls for a new ethical framework. Its impact was evident in 1974, when President Richard Nixon responded to controversies surrounding human experimentation by convening a National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects in Biomedical and Behavioral Research. The National Research Act that established the Commission stipulated that no more than five of its eleven members should be scientists or doctors – with the majority drawn from philosophy

in The making of British bioethics
Jonathan Colman

Prime Minister has agreed to see Mr. Richard Nixon when he goes through London’. 79 On 21 April, a State Department analysis suggested that Wilson attached ‘the highest importance to his relations’ with President Johnson ‘and to a continuation of a close relationship between our two countries’. 80 However, the phase A–phase B affair had tested Wilson’s commitment to the White House. On 2 April, he told Hubert Humphrey, US

in A ‘special relationship’?