The Press: Unexpurgated Liddy

At first glance, it seems to be a hazardous exercise in déjàvu: nearly the entire new issue of Harper's devoted to a Watergate retrospective. In the absence of new bombshells, what could sustain interest in 65 more pages about the scandal? First-person articles by some of the principals, for one thing, and Harper's managed to come up with some fresh and remarkable copy. "Plumbers" G. Gordon Liddy, Eugenio Martinez and Bernard Barker tell their stories in print for the first tune. E. Howard Hunt contributes a brief essay on hush money. Former Nixon Aide...

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