The Lincoln White House Tapes

Maybe they were all like Nixon--not that that's a defense...

Last month the National Archives released another batch of tapes from the Nixon White House. Once again, the 37th President's prejudices and dark obsessions are making headlines.

I'd rather use the nuclear bomb...Does that bother you? I just want you to think big...You're so goddamned concerned about the civilians.*

It's a funny thing: every one of the bastards that are out for legalizing marijuana is Jewish. What the Christ is the matter with the Jews?...I suppose it's because most of them are psychiatrists.*

The point I make is that, goddammit, I do not think that you glorify on public TV homosexuality...You...

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