Q. How do you expect the Watergate affair to be judged in the future?
A. Clare Boothe Luce once said that each person in history can be summed up in one sentence. This was after I had gone to China. She said, "You will be summed up, 'He went to China.' " Historians are more likely to lead with "He resigned the office."
The jury has already come in, and there's nothing that's going to change it. There's no appeal. Historians will judge it harshly. That's what I would say on that.
Q. Why did you write this book?