One of the real surprises of this surprising month. Nixon in the early morning hours of January 20, 1973--the day he will be inaugurated for a second time--has a long phone call with Chuck Colson, describing his intentions for a second term.
Link to the tape here.
Nixon takes the "Nixon Doctrine" in foreign policy and applies it to domestic politics. His intent is to dismantle the excesses of the Great Society and reduce the power of the federal government. This is a game-changer. Though Nixon will lose the battle with his resignation, he will win the war, starting a conservative movement that would take hold during Reagan's presidency.
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