THE EX-PRESIDENT: Nixon's Embarrassing Road Show

Even for Richard Nixon, it was an extraordinary and dubious venture. There was the ex-President, thoroughly disgraced in his own country, being treated in Peking as if he still occupied the Oval Office and Watergate meant nothing more than a fancy apartment building. With Wife Pat at his side, Nixon waved from the door of his plane as in campaigns of old. He waded into excited crowds, shaking hands as if he were running for the Politburo. He discussed foreign affairs with Chinese leaders as if he were still Henry Kissinger's boss. The ex-President clearly relished the chance to play...

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