The Triumph Of Watergate

August 2017

“We do not ordinarily mean to involve ourselves, as historians, in the incomplete events of any given moment,” wrote the editors of this magazine in 1974. But they saw the Watergate cover-up as “an assault on history itself.” Now, ten years after Richard M. Nixon was forced to resign his office rather than submit to impeachment, we have asked two eminent authors to reconsider the events of that incredible summer.

I. The Hour of the Founders by Walter Karp II. The Final Act by Vance Bourjaily