Originally published 01/29/2018
Julian E. Zelizer
Nixon’s excesses prompted Congress to reassert its own powers, but those changes eroded over time. Now, Trump is demonstrating anew all the dangers of unchecked executive authority.
Originally published 01/02/2018
Robert Bork’s lessons from the Saturday Night Massacre take on new relevance.
Originally published 03/07/2013
George F. Will is a columnist for the Washington Post.“When I first met Richard Nixon,” Robert Bork says in the book he completed a few weeks before his death in December, “I could see in his expression the conviction that someone had blundered badly.” With the dry wit that, together with his mastery of the dry martini, made him delightful company, Bork says the president, who “almost visibly recoiled,” evidently considered his red beard emblematic of Ivy League left-wingery. Nixon probably thought the barbarians were within the gates.They were. On Nixon’s staff.
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