Read the following and then decide: Is the author talking about Richard Nixon or George Bush, Jr.?
[The administration] has been a failure of such monumental proportions that political apathy is no longer considered fashionable, or even safe, among millions of people who only two years ago thought that anybody who disagreed openly with “the Government” was either paranoid or subversive . . . When the cold eye of history looks back on [the President’s] years of unrestrained power in the White House, it will show that he had the same effect on conservative/Republican politics as Charles Manson and the Hells Angels had on hippies and flower power . . . and the ultimate damage, on both fronts, will prove out to be just about equal.
Here’s a hint. The above was written by Hunter S. Thompson and first appeared in the The New York Times, January 1, 1974.
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