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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


Evil Deeds in High Places: Christian America's Moral Struggle with Watergate

David E. Settje

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479803149
eISBN:
9781479803156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803149.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Christians today participate as a significant force in politics, asserting their historic role as arbiters of morality and ethics in the process despite being of very different minds about what that ... 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


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


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


Chesterfield Smith, America's Lawyer

Mary E. Adkins

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066660
eISBN:
9780813058856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066660.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chesterfield Smith was one of the boldest lawyers of the twentieth century. A child of a poor, broken household but also a child of a politically connected family, Smith grew up aimless. His World ... 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


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


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


No Man Is above the Law

Mary E. Adkins

in Chesterfield Smith, America's Lawyer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066660
eISBN:
9780813058856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066660.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

President Richard Nixon, hounded by Watergate-related pressures, reacted by trying to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox, who was leading the Watergate investigation. That attempt resulted in not ... More


Introduction: Watergate and American Religion

David E. Settje

in Evil Deeds in High Places: Christian America's Moral Struggle with Watergate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479803149
eISBN:
9781479803156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803149.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The introduction explains the historiography and importance of studying Christian reactions to Watergate. It details the specific Protestants studied, their backgrounds, and their general theological ... More


A Presidential Election and Third-Rate Burglary

David E. Settje

in Evil Deeds in High Places: Christian America's Moral Struggle with Watergate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479803149
eISBN:
9781479803156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803149.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 1 details how Protestants reported throughout the summer and fall 1972 on the presidential election in a restrained way common to much of the twentieth century for Christians’ involvement in ... More


A Fading Issue or Sinister Plot?

David E. Settje

in Evil Deeds in High Places: Christian America's Moral Struggle with Watergate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479803149
eISBN:
9781479803156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803149.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 2 describes how Christian concern about Watergate gradually built following President Nixon’s reelection in November 1972 and through summer 1973, as Protestants became more involved in ... More


A Favorable President or Most Dangerous Man?

David E. Settje

in Evil Deeds in High Places: Christian America's Moral Struggle with Watergate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479803149
eISBN:
9781479803156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803149.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

Watergate expanded in scope from July to October 1973, as investigations implicated more White House officials. This chapter provides an account of how Christian political commentary expanded with ... More


The Church as Prophet versus Praying for Those in Authority

David E. Settje

in Evil Deeds in High Places: Christian America's Moral Struggle with Watergate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479803149
eISBN:
9781479803156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803149.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

After establishing Christian participation in Watergate by October 1973 to incorporate stronger morality in the political process, Protestants solidified recognizable positions, and their responses ... More


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