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Friday, June 08, 2012

Woodward and Bernstein: 40 years after Watergate, Nixon was far worse than we thought

...Yet Watergate was far more than that. At its most virulent, Watergate was a brazen and daring assault, led by Nixon himself, against the heart of American democracy: the Constitution, our system of free elections, the rule of law.
Read the rest here.

2 comments:

The Anti-Gnostic said...

Yes, yes. We realize the Boomers are still furious at their parents.

Eurasleep said...

As a member of generation X, I have to shake my head at the ceaseless fist pumping about Nixon and Watergate. Yes, what he did was wrong, but the same hippies who protested that are now in power and have committed far greater atrocities against the US constitution that what Nixon did. The level of corruption in the US government today is so endemic that it makes Watergate look like an afterthought. It seems to me that Nixon is brought up again and again as a distraction to the real crime that is going on in present-day American, and as a way to keep people ignorant and clueless.