When Nixon Listened to Liberal Moynihan

Yes, the Nixon administration is a model for a high-level, huge stakes, professional debate over the direction of the country.

The president and the professor in 1968.

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More power started to be vested in the White House staff in 1969, during Richard Nixon's administration. Today, there are about twice as many full-time White House staff members as there were then.

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