“One of the delightful things about Americans is that they have absolutely no historical memory.” – Zhou Enlai
“Zhou and Dick” was conceived following a trip to Beijing in 1989, after the dust at Tienanmen Square settled. In fact, I was 1 of only 3 people visiting the Square the day after the army left. I recalled Nixon’s outreach to China in the 1970s when I saw him there on Chinese TV, meeting with Deng Xaiping. I had not seen Nixon in years, and he looked grayer and even more wooden than he was when he supped with the genius of politics and diplomacy, Zhou Enlai.