'Commencement address as crisis tactic: Nixon's 1974 Oklahoma State speech'

May 15, 2017
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The Washington Post looks at President Richard Nixon's 1974 commencement address at Oklahoma State University, just months before resigning from office.

Source: Washington Post

On the morning of May 11, 1974 - a Saturday, partly cloudy - President Richard M. Nixon woke up in the White House to this Washington Post headline: As the Oval Office walls closed in, Nixon's staff scrambled to find him friendly audiences.

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