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The Meanings of Social Life: A Cultural Sociology

Jeffrey C. Alexander

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160840
eISBN:
9780199944156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160840.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book presents a new approach to how culture works in contemporary societies. Exposing our everyday myths and narratives in a series of empirical studies that range from Watergate to the ... More


Watergate as Democratic Ritual

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Meanings of Social Life: A Cultural Sociology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160840
eISBN:
9780199944156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160840.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter considers the Watergate Scandal in the U.S. as a democratic ritual. It examines the how and why of the perception of Watergate and explains how it became a moral symbol. It describes ... More


Seeds of Cynicism: The Struggle Over Campaign Finance, 1956–1974

Julian E. Zelizer

in Governing America: The Revival of Political History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150734
eISBN:
9781400841899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150734.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how antecedent political events created a window of opportunity for campaign finance reformers during the period 1956–1974, including a series of scandals such as Watergate. In ... More


Crosscurrents of Crisis in 1970s America

Thomas Borstelmann

in The 1970s: A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141565
eISBN:
9781400839704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141565.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines American anxieties about the longstanding foundations of American society and thought. By the 1970s, American society would be buffeted by powerful crosscurrents which reshaped ... More


The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy

Jussi M. Hanhimaki

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172218
eISBN:
9780199849994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172218.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Henry Kissinger dominated American foreign relations like no other figure in recent history. He negotiated an end to American involvement in the Vietnam War, opened relations with Communist China, ... More


Highs and Lows

Jussi Hanhimäki

in The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172218
eISBN:
9780199849994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172218.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

After the conclusion of the Paris Agreements, Nixon became increasingly dependent on Kissinger for setting the overall direction of U.S foreign policy. Despite the dark shadow that Watergate laid ... More


Nixon's Farewell: Watergate, Kissinger, and Foreign Policy

Jussi Hanhimäki

in The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172218
eISBN:
9780199849994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172218.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Due to Nixon's obsession with Watergate, Kissinger was able to conduct American foreign policy without much interference from the president. Also, Kissinger's series of triumphs in the Middle East ... More


Renewal? Ford, Vladivostok, and Kissinger

Jussi Hanhimäki

in The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172218
eISBN:
9780199849994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172218.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Eager to demonstrate the continuance of détente, Kissinger found that the best means of renewing détente was the conclusion of the SALT II agreement. This chapter illustrates in detail the events ... More


Humor of a Country Lawyer

Sam J. Ervin Jr.

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807844649
eISBN:
9781469616346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807875735_Ervin
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Originally published in 1984, this collection of stories and anecdotes winds its way from the author's native Morganton through Chapel Hill and Harvard, the military, the North Carolina Supreme ... More


Prosecuting the President: How Special Prosecutors Hold Presidents Accountable and Protect the Rule of Law

Andrew Coan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190943868
eISBN:
9780190948184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190943868.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The first special prosecutor was appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1875. Ever since, presidents of both parties have appointed special prosecutors and empowered them to operate with unusual ... More


Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Yanek Mieczkowski

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

History has not been kind to Gerald Ford. His name evokes an image of either America's only unelected president, who abruptly pardoned his corrupt predecessor, or an accident-prone man who failed to ... More


Journalists in Film: Heroes and Villains

Brian McNair

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634460
eISBN:
9780748670925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634460.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

We both love and hate journalists. They are perceived as sexy and glamorous on the one hand, despicable and sleazy on the other. Opinion polls regularly indicate that we experience a kind of cultural ... More


Introduction: Presidential Leadership in Post-Watergate America

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about former U.S. President Gerald Ford and the challenges faced by his presidency during the 1970s. This book examines the ... More


Vietnam to Helsinki: A Seventies Trip

James E. Cronin

in Global Rules: America, Britain and a Disordered World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300151480
eISBN:
9780300210217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300151480.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the period when both Great Britain and the United States failed to control either the economy or the world outside: the 1970s. More specifically, it examines the economic and ... More


The Wise Man

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History

As secretary of defense, Clark Clifford had achieved a position of enormous prestige and had served with honor and great personal courage. Once out of power Clifford joined the community of ... More


Introduction

Andrew Coan

in Prosecuting the President: How Special Prosecutors Hold Presidents Accountable and Protect the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190943868
eISBN:
9780190948184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190943868.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

How did special prosecutors come to exercise significant power, despite serving purely at the pleasure of the president? Why has the United States rejected stronger institutional safeguards of the ... More


The Collapse of the Equilibrium Strategy

Johannes Kadura

in The War after the War: The Struggle for Credibility during America's Exit from Vietnam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453960
eISBN:
9781501703799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453960.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the failure of the U.S. equilibrium strategy—the idea of persuading Hanoi to refrain from any major assaults for an interval of years by employing positive and negative ... More


Can the President Obstruct Justice?

Andrew Coan

in Prosecuting the President: How Special Prosecutors Hold Presidents Accountable and Protect the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190943868
eISBN:
9780190948184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190943868.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

A surprising number of presidential scandals have involved alleged attempts to cover up wrongdoing. In light of this history, it might appear strange to ask, “Can the president obstruct justice?” The ... More


The Resignation of Richard M. Nixon and Succession of Gerald R. Ford

John D. Feerick

in The Twenty-Fifth Amendment: Its Complete History and Application

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823252008
eISBN:
9780823252879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823252008.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses Gerald R. Ford’s ascension to the presidency, following Richard M. Nixon’s resignation. Ultimately, Ford was confirmed in under two months, an achievement that “was impressive ... More


The Deepest Embarrassment: Watergate

James E. Moliterno

in The American Legal Profession in Crisis: Resistance and Responses to Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917631
eISBN:
9780199332847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917631.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Legal History

This chapter examines the crisis brought about by the Watergate scandals. Perhaps no single event had ever created such an enormous crisis for the legal profession as did the Watergate break-in and ... More


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