While I have no appetite for Pat Buchanan his praise of Richard Nixon in this article is accurate and warranted.
I knew Richard Nixon in the early 60s and worked on his campaign for governor of California. I spent many hours with him at work and late in the evening in his hotel room.
Nixon had many amazing qualities. First, many of his allies and friends were gay. He didn't notice and didn't care.
Second he worked incredibly hard for very long hours and was a genuinely warm person when you had time to sit down and talk to him about politics, the subject of his greatest interest.
He was generous with me in making suggestions and discussing issues. He was humble and loved history.
I always found him to be exceptionally honest and concerned about the people around him.
I think that any historical revisionism that elevates Richard Nixon to the level of a 20th century great man will be fully justified.