Past Event

John Dean: The Nixon Defense

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Tue, Aug 12 2014 - 6:00pm

John Dean, Author, The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It
Roy Eisenhardt, Lecturer, UC Berkeley Law — Moderator

This month marks 40 years since the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Dean, one of the last major surviving figures of Watergate, connects the dots between what we’ve come to believe about Watergate and what actually happened. Watergate forever changed American politics, and in light of the revelations about the NSA’s widespread surveillance program, the scandal has taken on new significance.

Dean draws on his own transcripts of almost a thousand conversations, a wealth of Nixon’s secretly recorded information, and documents in the National Archives and Nixon Library to provide the definitive answer to the question: What did President Nixon know and when did he know it?