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What's the secret of Nixon's unpopularity?
What's the secret of Nixon's unpopularity?

Most American presidents' reputations improve after they leave office. In the warm light of history, once-derided chief executives seem to gain retroactive stature. The most vivid example is Harry Truman, who left the White House during the Korean War with the lowest job approval ever recorded by Gallup — 22%! — but has since steadily risen in the eyes of historians and the general public. The same is true of Bill Clinton, who left office under a hail of ethics questions but is now considered a bona fide Wise Man by Democrats and even some Republicans. It's even true of Lyndon B. Johnson, whose achievements on civil rights have almost balanced out the agonies of the...

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