Nixon Goes To China

President Richard M. Nixon arrived in Beijing on Feb. 21st, 1972, marking the first presidential visit to the most heavily-populated country in the world. Nixon was also the first president to visit a country not recognized by the U.S. This historic visit got us thinking about our interview with Margaret MacMillan, author of “Nixon and Mao.”

Nixon and Mao

Margaret MacMillan on "Nixon and Mao: The Week that Changed the World"

Margaret MacMillan explains the historical context of the Nixon trip to China and how it changed the course of history.

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