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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


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


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 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


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


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


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


A Familiar Face

Simeon Booker

in Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037894
eISBN:
9781617037900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037894.003.0021
Subject:
History, African-American History

On January 20, 1969, almost a year after Martin Luther King Jr. was buried, Richard Nixon became the thirty-seventh president of the United States. Nixon won the election despite the lack of support ... More


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