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by Robert Wright

The State Department has revised its transcripts of the Nixon tapes. For example, you know the part where Nixon said to Kissinger, “You and I know that you were going to go for broke against the North”? Well, it looks like he actually said, “You and I know that you weren’t going to go for broke against the North.” And apparently Nixon said, “I’m going to live with the blockade,” not “I’m going to lift the blockade.” So were the original transcripts in error? No! The State Department explains that transcripts are only “intepretations”--it’s the tapes that are the “documents”. You can listen to the documents, and create your own interpretations, here.

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