The Dark Sides of American Presidents – The New Yorker

English: Presidents Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon...

English: Presidents Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, George Herbert Walker Bush, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter at the dedication of the Reagan Presidential Library (Left to right). Français : De gauche à droite, les présidents américains Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, George H. W. Bush, Ronald Reagan et Jimmy Carter à la bibliothèque Ronald Reagan Presidential Library (1991) où se trouve une reconstitution du bureau ovale. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Former President Richard Nixon visits...

English: Former President Richard Nixon visits with President Bill Clinton in the family quarters of the White House, March 8, 1993. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a deeply worrying read from Richard Frank, published in the New Yorker. Frank considers the question, ‘How do you bring out the worst in a President?’ He reminds us that Richard Nixon had Chuck Colson, whereas Donald Trump has Stephen Bannon.

Source: The Dark Sides of American Presidents – The New Yorker

The article reminds us that Nixon had a famous dark side and Chuck Colson, who later ended up in jail, was a master of the dark arts.

It’s interesting to compare Bannon to Colson and to remember that the Nixon era finished with the Watergate scandal.

Thoughts?