Badlands Journal editorial board
Just a little note from John Dean, White House counsel to President Richard Nixon, to the crowd that prepared the political ground for the Ascent of Trump by declaring the end of history.
No doubt it won't mean a thing to the neocons because it don't have that triumphalist swing. And the Alt-Right, the Devil knows, has its own chosen frequencies. Maybe you had to have been there watching Dean (not Howard, the antsy New Democrat from Vermont, but John, the lawyer with the photographic memory), testify before the Senate Watergate Commission in the summer of 1974, to understand how dangerous this moment is. John Dean is a dark and mottled character in American history, but he is a touchstone like few other living Americans are and fewer would wish to be. -- blj
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