Watergate: A Proposed Method of Political Autopsy
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The view which I examine in this paper emphasizes factors external to the person of Nixon himself. It emphasizes pressures on the office of the Presidency, and the difficulty of coping with these pressures. The hypothesis itself is in two parts. 1. The expectations surrounding the Presidency had grown to the extent that they surpassed the capability of the President to meet them. 2. It was the gap between expectations surrounding the Presidency and the capability of the President to meet them that was the principal cause of Watergate events.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to this SIP.