Watergate turns 50. Inside the White House Plumbers w/ author Matt Krogh

June 17th is the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break in. In 1972, five men were arrested breaking into the Democratic National Committee HQ at the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. They were part of a group that operated out of the Nixon White House called the “Plumbers.” Their job was to investigate leaks in the White House and conduct other surveillance and sabotage against Nixon’s political enemies.

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One of the heads of the White House Plumbers was Egil “Bud” Krogh. Krogh passed away in 2020, but before his death, he co-wrote a memoir of his experience in the Nixon Administration’s secret espionage unit with his son Matt Krogh.

Bob Talks About the Fun Part of the Sixties! (and the Right-Wing Backlash to It)

The latest U.S. history lecture from Green and Red Podcast co-host, and University of Houston history professor, Bob Buzzanco.

He starts with the fun part, the Counterculture, which includes protest music; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; the riots at Stonewall and gay liberation; plus the real counterculture stuff like LSD,  Age of Aquarius and Woodstock.

And then gets into the right wing backlash: that includes Nixon and Law and Order, the southern strategy. The New Right. Nixon and Detente and Vietnamization.