Sunday, March 1, 2009

Richard Nixon and Archie Bunker.

This is both the most hilarious and most disturbing 10 minutes of audio I've ever heard. Nixon's take on homosexuality is, oddly, more open-minded than many contemporary homophobes I've met, but that's not saying much in the end. Mostly this audio is fascinating for the rare glimpse of unedited and undiluted thoughts that go on inside the White House. If only there were similar tapes forthcoming about the Clinton and Bush years...

(tip: Andrew Sullivan)


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