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Alger Hiss: Tricky Dick’s scapegoat

Nixon is reindicted, in Joan Brady’s America’s Dreyfus — for besmirching forever the reputation of lawyer and diplomat Alger Hiss

26 September 2015

8:00 AM

26 September 2015

8:00 AM

America’s Dreyfus: The Case Nixon Rigged Joan Brady

Skyscraper, pp.431, £20, ISBN: 9780993153327

In the more than 40 years since Richard Nixon resigned as president — disgraced as much by his inveterate lying as by his actual crimes related to Watergate — history has been relatively kind to him. Compared with Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Nixon in retrospect can seem statesmanlike, thoughtful and liberal-minded.

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