Tom Little
"Here, Here! Mr. Diogenes"
The Tennessean, October 21, 1960
Tom Little Collection
Vanderbilt University Special Collections
The caption references the story of Greek philosopher and cynic Diogenes of Sinope who traveled around ancient Corinth with a lantern--"looking for an honest man." In this cartoon, Diogenes encounters Richard Nixon who, on October 19, 1960, released his "White Paper," which addressed point by point several misstatements he claimed presidential candidate John Kennedy had made during debates or in public statements. Little's diminutive and temperamental depiction of Nixon reflects the cartoonist's opinion of the candidate.