Time Essay: Facing Up to Resignation or Impeachment

After a year of Watergate revelations, after a year of attacks on the presidency unprecedented in their scope and ferocity, the American people are still undecided about what to do with Richard Nixon. The latest polls indicate a profound disenchantment with the man and a distrust of his motives: only 27% of the public approve of his current performance in office; 67% think that he knew about the Watergate coverup; 59% feel that 18½ minutes of a crucial tape were deliberately erased because they would have proved his involvement in the coverup. A...

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