Friday, August 20, 2010

Naftali As "Scapegoat"?

Plenty of insights and speculation about the Nixon library Watergate exhibit at this on-line listening post for the Society of American Archivists. For instance, Maarja Krusten, an historian who used to work with the Nixon records in Alexandria, Virginia, heard the archivist of the U.S., David Ferriero, give a speech recently in which, she felt, he'd voiced less than staunch support for Nixon library director Tim Naftali, whom the Nixon foundation has been battling over the library's Watergate exhibit. She adds:
Naftali has argued that NARA's mission is to focus on "the full truth" about Watergate because that is what the law requires....Facing hard facts rarely is rewarded. Naftali, should he be made the scapegoat, will join others...who learned that.

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