Chatty general blows a hole in US democracy – The Times
Almost 50 years after becoming half of the most famous reporting duo in newspaper history, Bob Woodward has settled into a more routine and decidedly less subversive role than the one that helped bring down a president.
Now pushing 80 and still employed at The Washington Post, Woodward no longer needs to make his living breaking big stories from the paper’s newsroom. Instead he has become a sort of instant historian of the American presidency. Every couple of years, in the dog days between a presidential election and the congressional midterms, the reliable narrator of Richard Nixon’s skulduggery publishes a book full of breathless detail about recent goings-on at the White House.
There have been almost two dozen books and there’s no doubt that
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