The Coup in the Oval Office

In his Sunday op-ed piece “Life Lessons from Watergate,” David Brooks seems determined to give a commencement address he apparently wasn’t invited to give. If Mr. Brooks thinks that the major life lesson from Watergate is about shoring up the fragile egos of young Turks, he has strained the gnat and swallowed the camel. The primary lesson from Watergate was about stopping a coup d’etat by a criminal in the Oval Office.

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