The Nation: John Dean: The Man with the Scarlet W

At 33, he sat in the highest councils of Government; at 34, he rocked the Nixon Administration to its foundations; at 35, he faces probable imprisonment, has been disbarred, and hopes for a new career as a writer.

In the 13 months since former White House Counsel John Wesley Dean III testified before the Senate Watergate committee, there have been drastic changes in his lifestyle, philosophy and future ambitions. Last week at his new hillside home in Los Angeles in a remarkably candid interview—the first he has granted in more than a year—Dean...

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