THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Sadness in Mid-America


MY home town of Greenfield, Iowa, is still a pretty good place from which to look back at the White House now in its season of anguish. The village is rich in nothing so much as its black soil and enduring common sense. It is a cross section of very little except deep human feeling. Slow to anger, slow to forgive, profoundly humble from living on the unrelenting prairie, the people of Greenfield are disturbed by Richard Nixon's presidency.

The impact of the new Watergate revelations is felt. But there is more. The people who stop...

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