John Dickerson

John Dickerson is a CBS senior national correspondent and Chief Political Analyst. He is also a Contributing Writer to The Atlantic and is co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest.

Anniversary of a diplomatic shift: Nixon goes to China

On February 21, 1972, one handshake changed the US-China relationship.

I wrote a short essay for CBS News “Prime Time” on how President Nixon’s risky trip created a new phrase in the political lexicon.

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