AMERICAN NOTES: Nixon's Complaint

For a moment last week Richard Nixon reclaimed one of the old rhetorical battlegrounds that Spiro Agnew vacated recently when he assumed his loftier persona. In an address before the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia, the President attacked "the so-called opinion leaders in this country." Specifically, Nixon was angry at "the leaders of the media, the presidents of our universities, professors and some of our top businessmen" for not supporting his bombing policies or his May 8 decision to mine Haiphong harbor.

As he sometimes...

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