AMERICAN NOTES: A Disturbing Pattern

Viewed in isolation, each single charge was shocking enough. Yet the persistent allegations about Watergate, about safes full of secret campaign cash and about ITT are so familiar by now that it is tempting to dismiss them as repetitive and tedious. Nonetheless, they suggest, in sum, that something is very much wrong with the mood and morality of Richard Nixon's Administration.

Last week there occurred multiple revelations that tended to substantiate many of those charges, so often denied by high Administration officials. More revelations are certain to follow. The net impression was one...

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