“An Asshole’s Birthday Party”: Succession Season 3, Episode 7

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Frank Fox and Stephen Parker’s “Why Nixon Did Himself In,” published in the September 1974 issue of New York Magazine, is the finest psychological profile of Tricky Dick ever written. In examining the arc of Nixon’s career, Fox and Parker find a repeated pattern of public humiliations that “involve those whom every leader tries to shield from the public’s prying eyes: intimate friends…