The History Place: Photo of the Week

Youngsters enjoy a summer’s day at the pool in Johnson City, NY. (Photo credit: courtesy Library of Congress)

Speech of the Week: Nixon Announcing Resignation

President Richard Nixon bids farewell to his White House staff, on August 12, 1974, with his son-in-law David Eisenhower at his side. CREDIT PHOTOGRAPH BY KEYSTONE-FRANCE/GAMMA-KEYSTONE VIA GETTY.

About a dozen years after Richard Nixon resigned the Presidency, on August 9, 1974, C. L. Sulzberger, a former Times correspondent who made his home in Paris, returned for a visit Stateside and discovered that passions still ran deep—that, “to my surprise, despite the passage of time since the Watergate scandal, the fevered detestation seemed to continue unabated. . . . This anger was, I found, astonishingly personal. . . . It was the same kind of personal hatred that survivors of Hitler and Stalin in Germany and Russia felt toward their persecutors,” he wrote, adding, “I cannot explain this extraordinarily venomous sentiment, this blind rage that focused its attention entirely on one man and displayed not the faintest sign of forgiveness.” Read more

“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations


Shake ‘n Bake Sergeants -Vietnam War

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