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As I watched some of the Watergate hearings I kept asking myself what all these people—[John] Dean and others—were doing there in the first place. Was there really an honest job that needed doing?




Daniel J. Boorstin, 1914-2004, Historian & Librarian of Congress, Testimony, U. S. Senate Select Committee, July 7, 1973

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Daniel J. Boorstin
Daniel J. Boorstin
  • Born: October 1, 1914
  • Died: February 28, 2004
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Historian

Daniel Joseph Boorstin was an American historian at the University of Chicago who wrote on many topics in American and world history. He was appointed the twelfth Librarian of the United States Congress in 1975 and served until 1987. He was instrumental in the creation of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress.

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