Now More Than Ever


The historic toothlessness of the National Archives is reviewed at History News Network by a former Archives employee who worked on the Nixon tapes. Maarja Krusten recounts once more the sordid history of Nixon whining and demanding, rapidly followed by Archive caving.

She says overturning Bush’s Executive Order which has knotted up document releases of any past president would be only a beginning:

“That the Archives felt unable to say no to Nixon, a president who resigned from office, suggests that it needs more legal protection.”

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