Is our long national nightmare over yet?

August 6th, 2014
RN-wave-resignation-photo-lead.jpgFor journalists, for historians, and for political junkies, Richard Nixon is the gift that keeps on giving.  There are over 3700 hours of Nixon tapes and only a portion have been released and deconstructed.  

Even as we mark this 40th anniversary of Nixon's resignation,  most of us have only heard a few minutes here or there.  For Luke Nichter, a Professor at A & M University, and one of the preeminent experts on the Nixon tapes, it paints a picture of a cunning and controlling President, and sometimes a country astride the world. But mostly it captures the White House, America and the world, in a particular place and time that bears very little resemblance to the world today.

The latest collection of Nixon tapes, assembled by Luke Nichter and Douglas Brinkley, is The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972.
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My conversation with Luke Nichter: