A sceptical view
Publisher: New York Review of Books, USA
Year Published: 1973
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX8899
Noam Chomsky asserts that in light of the other telling symptoms of an unhealthy democracy - such as Kissinger's murderous war ambitions - the Watergate scandal should not have come as a shock to even the least cynical. He illustrates why Nixon's small-scale coup attempt and the revelations which followed should not be the focus of skepticism, noting that there are other issues which deserve more attention.