The Last Liberal Republican: An Insider’s Perspective on Nixon’s Surprising Social Policy

John Roy Price ’60
University Press of Kansas, June 2021

This memoir comes from John Roy Price ’60, one of Nixon’s senior domestic policy advisers, a cofounder of the Ripon Society, and an employee on Nelson Rockefeller’s campaigns, who joined Daniel Patrick Moynihan and later John D. Ehrlichman in the Nixon White House to develop domestic policies, especially on welfare, hunger, and health. Based on those policies and the internal White House struggles around them, Price places Nixon firmly in the liberal Republican tradition of President Theodore Roosevelt, New York Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, and President Dwight D. Eisenhower.