The Pres and an Officer — Harold Pinter
Antonia Fraser found this on a legal pad ten years after Pinter’s death. I’ll let it speak for itself. (It was published in the Guardian, so I doubt I’m trespassing on rights. Needless to say they’re reserved and controlled by Pinter’s agent: Judy Daish, 10 St. Charles Pl., London W10…
President Nixon Returns to Weekly Political Analysis
Regular Essays Available at TheNixonMemos.Com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ronald Ziegler (714) 993–5075 WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ (April 23, 2018) — After a hiatus of 16 months, President Nixon today announced his return to regular long-form political writing. …
On the Comey Firing
I’ve written extensively about how most comparisons between President Trump and President Nixon are convoluted at best. Usually they’re downright false, historically bankrupt insults to Nixon that speak to the source’s laziness and prejudice. The Comey firing is the first direct line between Trump and Nixon that I’ve seen. Though the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s Russia ties is presumably not as advanced as the Watergate probe was on October 20, 1973, Trump’s action may rise to Nixon’s level.
Is Someone Comparing President Nixon to President Trump?
Remember: Nixon’s paranoia (and commitment to dirty tricks) solidified after the 1960 election was stolen from him. This is a matter of record, and was the culmination of a dozen years of largely unfounded, class-based attacks on Nixon. Trump has never suffered for anything. Nixon broke laws for political expediency. (“I played by the rules of politics as I found them,” he said.) Trump does so to prove a point.