John Osborne's Nixon watching style is now very familiar -- weekly bouts of libertarian fairness from his New Republic perch...

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THE FOURTH YEAR OF THE NIXON WATCH

John Osborne's Nixon watching style is now very familiar -- weekly bouts of libertarian fairness from his New Republic perch -- and surely most of us have decided by this time if he's worth reading or rereading, as the case may be. Last time around, KR found Osborne growing stale and repetitive (the real Nixon, if there is one at the core of that ball of wax, is impenetrable), weary of his subject, churning out columns more notable for banal topicality than analytical zest. The same is true of this fourth watch, although 1972 was a more exciting Nixon year than most -- China, Moscow, the election, Watergate -- and Osborne was out there hustling for copy, conscientiously meeting each deadline. So it's not completely unenlightening, just dim.

Pub Date: June 1, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Liveright

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1973