November 14, 2011
Hat tip to WSJ Law Blog's Joe Palazzolo who wrote in his time-stamped Nov. 10, 2011, 12:05 PM ET post Law Blog Doc Dump: Nixon’s Grand Jury Records:
A heads up to our legal history buffs: The government’s Nixon Presidential Library just published online – as in five minutes ago – his 1975 grand jury testimony about Watergate.
“This is Nixon unplugged,” historian Stanley Kutler, a principal figure in the lawsuit that pried open the records, told the Associated Press.
"Five minutes ago" for "Nixon unplogged"! One can only imagine how the course of history might have been changed if Watergate took place in today's communications environment. Would the break-in even had been executed?
If you want to imagine what might have happened during Watergate via Twitter, a 24-year-old Oxford history graduate is narrating World War II events on Twitter. See Real-Time World War II Is the Best Thing to Ever Come Out of Twitter on Gizmodo. [JH]