- The Richard Nixon whom Ben Stein knew wasn't anything like the way media portrayed him
- Stein: Nixon was under constant media assault, never had control of both houses of Congress
- Stein: He ended Vietnam War, brought home POWs, saved Israel and made peace
- Stein: In key event to ending Cold War, Nixon opened ties with China, subduing Russia
(CNN)The Richard Nixon I knew had almost nothing to do with the Richard Nixon as portrayed in most media. The Richard Nixon I knew was a man who had served his country honorably as Dwight Eisenhower's vice president at the height of the Cold War, when Eisenhower kept us at peace for eight years -- with Nixon's help -- only to have the 1960 election stolen away from him by handsome, rich John F. Kennedy's fraud at the polls in Chicago.