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Kissinger and Nixon in the White House
Seymour M. Hersh, a former correspondent for The New York Times, won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 1970, for his revelation of the massacre at My Lai, in South Vietnam. He is the winner of virtually every major journalism award, including the George Polk Award, which he has received four times—more than any other reporter in the history of the Polk Awards. His new book, which will be published early next year by Summit, is a history of Henry Kissinger's service as national security adviser to Richard Nixon, during Nixon's first term. The article below is drawn from that book; it deals with White House wiretapping activities and with the White House internal-security unit known as the Plumbers.
Washington: Endless Deficits
The Reagan Administration has abandoned hope of a balanced budget, but has not faced the big questions about spending
The Confident Speculators
Poet in Training
The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi and Arrowroot
Steaming to Bamboola: The World of a Tramp Freighter
The Patriot Game
The Patriot Game
The Young Rebecca
Morning Was Starlight: My Maine Boyhood
The Atlantic Puzzler
The eight unclued entries are related. Clue answers include nine proper nouns; 29A is uncommon. Punctuation may be used deceptively.
Solar Energy: No Profit in Politics
With federal funds dwindling, companies have an incentive to turn expensive prototypes into marketable systems
The Power of Positive Buying
Where the Water Is Wide
Charlie Chaplin and Jean Cocteau
The Only Problem in the Universe