Richard Nixon managed it, and his party soon returned to power. The lesson from the Cairo coup last week could not have been more different
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Wednesday 21 January 2009
37th president - 1969-1974
Saturday 17 January 2009
In a report on the events behind David Frost's interview with Richard Nixon in yesterday's Independent, we published an article, " I never agree that certain subjects are off-limits". This was bylined "by John Humphrys". We should make it clear this was not an article written by Mr Humphrys, but a report of what he had said to our interviewer. Apologies.
Friday 16 January 2009
The cast of Frost/Nixon, including Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon and director Ron Howard, discussing the making of the film which is in cinemas from January 23rd.
Friday 09 January 2009
Thursday 16 October 2008
Tuesday 12 August 2008
Any system of democratic government has to have the provision for terminating a prime minister's or president's term of office against their wish, whether because of serious ill health, or misconduct. More controversial is how they should be removed for political reasons. In the United States removal can be done, for health reasons, under the provisions of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution or by impeachment, for other reasons, by congressional politicians of all parties. Richard Nixon would never have resigned just because he was an alcoholic or had broken the law. It required the threat of impeachment.
Friday 15 February 2008
If the tone of this documentary about the celebrated photographer is rather too reverential, that's because it was made by her younger sister Barbara.
Friday 05 August 2005
Sunday 17 July 2005
Sunday 07 November 2004
When Richard Nixon was President, the late Peter Jenkins set out for Washington to be The Guardian's correspondent there. Shortly before leaving, he said to a small group of us:
Friday 23 July 2004
Henry Kissinger told the British ambassador to Washington that President Richard Nixon was surrounded by a coterie of "self-seeking bastards", according to files released by the National Archive yesterday. Revealing the rancour at the heart of the Nixon White House during the height of the Vietnam war, the National Security Adviser explains to the British diplomat how he had once considered the president to represent "all that was most objectionable in political life''.
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