I am not an admirer of Richard Nixon. Nevertheless, I feel the diatribe against him by Walter Karp in the June/July issue should not have appeared in the supposedly dispassionate pages of a history publication.
Mr. Karp might have found it possible to mention that Nixon was not the first President to tape conversations in the Oval Office. I believe that honor goes to Franklin Roosevelt. Vance Bourjaily is more subtle than Mr. Karp, but, I think, no less onesided. At least he is expressing his personal feelings openly.