The Nation: The Man Who Converted to Softball

Charles Colson had always been a shadowy figure, a man feared, disliked and little known even by fellow powermongers in the White House. As the Watergate case broke open, he managed to remain in the background. Unlike other former Administration officials, he was never compelled to testify at the televised Ervin hearings. His conversations with President Nixon were conspicuously absent from the transcripts made public by the White House.

Colson's sudden decision to plead guilty to a felony charge instantly raised the question, what was he up to now? Columnists Evans and Novak...

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