Elitist, visionary, sociopath, winner – all of these words have often been used to describe Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th President of the United States. To be sure, it would take all of these words and more to fully describe the man, who was, without a doubt, one of the most controversial leaders in world history. Over thirty-five years after his unprecedented resignation of the Presidency and fifteen years since his death, he still manages to arouse storms of argument: Wikipedia, which can be freely edited by anyone with Internet access, claims that its Nixon articles are constantly beset by “edit wars,” where Nixon?s admirers and detractors fight bitterly over what will go in said articles and therefore, crucially, how Nixon will be remembered. 1* Despite all this argument, however, it is generally accepted as fact that in this current day and age, Nixon is remembered mainly for the Watergate scandal that engulfed his presidency and eventually forced him to resign.
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