Time Essay: Must Nixon's Hard Core Supporters Be Satisfied?

No matter how much damaging evidence is unearthed against Richard Nixon, no matter how many of his key associates are convicted and imprisoned, a steady one-quarter of all Americans continue to support the President. The persistence with which this hard core holds to its opinion through a succession of testimony, transcripts and trials that have disturbed almost everybody else says something about true believing, and about the ability to ignore or reject evidence to the contrary. And it raises the question, as the House debate on impeachment draws near, of whether this sizable...

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