THE PRESIDENCY: Richard Nixon Stumbles to the Brink

"Whether ours shall continue to be a government of laws and not of men is now for Congress and ultimately the American people to decide."

Archibald Cox (on being fired)

With astonishing speed in a frantic Washington weekend, an effort by President Nixon to compromise in the battle for his tapes and to preserve the authority of his office crashed toward a fateful climax, leaving his survival in the Oval Office in grave doubt and pitching the nation into one of the gravest constitutional crises in its history. There were these stunning...

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