It did not take an alarmist of Chicken Little proportions to discern that bits of sky were falling on the Nixon Administration. The Haynsworth case, the Green Beret debacle, disarray in the Justice Department, the Republican loss in a congressional special election, bitter debate over Viet Nam—all at once all the news was bad. Yet somehow, Nixon seemed unconcerned and aloof from it all. Hugh Sidey, TIME'S Washington Bureau chief, found that attitude perhaps as alarming as the events themselves in the most trying time Nixon has yet had in office, and offered...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!