The Nation: Attila's Inner Circle

Odd, isn't it, how practically everybody in Richard Nixon's inner circle now claims, "I was never really close to him"? The phrase, or something like it, pops up in The Final Days and in the novel ground out by newly minted Author John Ehrlichman; Knopf only knows where it will appear next. All of which prompted Christian Science Monitor Columnist-at-Large (and TIME Books Contributor) Melvin Maddocks to weigh in last week with excerpts from a recently discovered 5th century manuscript titled I Was Never Really Close to Attila the Hun. Samples:

"Attila was a moody man . . . Nobody truly knew...

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