Watergate in American Memory by Michael Schudson
How We Remember, Forget, and Reconstruct the Past

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Using interviews, press accounts of recent political controversies and poll data to explore America's collective memory of Watergate and what this reveals about our perception of the past, this book examines how the spectre of Watergate continues to haunt American politics.
 

About Michael Schudson

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Michael Schudson is Professor of Communication and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the University of California at San Diego. He is the author of several highly acclaimed books on the media, including "Discovering the News" and "Advertising, the Uneasy Persuasion." He lives in San Diego.
 
Published July 1, 1992 by Basic Books. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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Schudson is at his best when describing the careers, reforms, myths, celebrities, and expectations created by Watergate, and when showing how Watergate became a lens through which, for better or worse, Irangate was viewed.

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Multiple, conflicting versions of the Watergate scandal coexist in the public's collective memory, according to University of California sociologist Schudson.

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